What do the gradations actually mean? The OA in my hand is allegedly "very mild" but it hurts like heck & I have to keep it braced.
My neck is "moderate" & I have a lot of symptoms, including pain & headaches.
My back is "mild" with DDD & L5 slipping over S1. Lots of pain & symptoms (waiting for MRI results).
What's up with this grading system? Am I supposed to have less pain in areas designated as "mild"? Seriously?