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Subjective and Objective Categorization of Chronic Low Back Pain in Professional Nurses: Research Proposal Name of the Student: *** Preceptor’s Name: *** Subjective and Objective Categorization of Chronic Low Back Pain in Nursing Professionals Introduction Nursing is a challenging profession and staff nurses are entrusted with the responsibility of extending and safe and quality healthcare. Safe and quality healthcare are essential for ensuring positive health outcomes for patients. Nurses should be physical, physiologically and psychologically fit for ensuring safe and quality healthcare for their patients. However, the presence of low back pain amongst staff nurses limits delivery of safe and quality healthcare. Prevalence of low back pain (LBP) is quite high amongst staff nurses. Management of chronic low back pain (CLBP) is often challenging. Such challenges stem from the inability of categorizing CLBP. CLBP may be nociceptive or neuropathic in nature. Nociceptive pain refers to the pain that originates due to stimulation of nociceptors (Eghbali et al., 2012). Nociceptors refer to the pain receptors that are present in the somatic or visceral organs of our body. On the other hand, neuropathic pain originates from damage to the nerves or hypersensitivity of the nerves to painful stimuli. Different types of neuropathic pain are witnessed in clinical settings. For example, diabetic peripheral neuropathy develops from damage to the peripheral nerves due to lack of glucose in the concerned nerves. Post-herpetic neuralgia is caused by Herpes Zoster virus. On the other hand, radiculopathy is a neuropathic pain that stems from compression of the

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