Rating your pain can actually be helpful, for you and your doctor
You might feel silly when doctors ask you to rate your pain from 1 to 10, but did you know that it's actually pretty helpful? Even though it seems like a totally subjective measure, being able to quantify pain is the first step to determining the cause. Usually, 10 is described as being the worst pain you've ever felt in your life, and then you are asked to base your pain scale off of that. Figuring out the severity of your pain will help your doctor choose the best treatment recommendations for you.