According to Boss & Huether, twenty-nine percent of Americans have been diagnosed with chronic low back pain (CLBP). This pain can affect every part of their lives leading to lost wages and decreased quality of life. CLBP is an issue experienced by many hospitalized patients. These patients may not be able to mitigate their pain as they normally would due to safety protocols in hospital settings. Exercise or mobility has been shown to decrease a person’s perception of pain. The importance of exercise and mobility in a hospital setting to help decrease a patient’s perception of pain needs further research. This narrative review synopsizes available randomized control, systematic review, and meta-analysis, a systematic review with meta-regression, and qualitative review studies of exercise programs on pain severity.
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MSN Capstone Project
Zaske Merenda, Katherine E. Mrs. and Merenda, Katherine, "The Use of Mobility and Medication on Patient’s Perception of Pain in Hospitalized Patients with Chronic Back Pain Benchmark Study" (2022). MSN Capstone Projects. Paper 177.