I saw my pain doc and she was saying that out of a 1-10 pain scale with 10 being the worst where was I at and I said a 9.5. She had later told me that because my pain has been steady and it isn't like it's at a 15 then I need to learn to live with it. I am going to recieve a second opinion due to other problems with our visit but I was just wondering, am I the only one who takes the 1-10 pain scale seriously? I could say my pain is a 20 because it feels like that but if I have to stay in this lines then I can't say I'm at a 20. Thanks!