Experiences of pain among adults diagnosed with Chronic Back Pain (CBP)
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The researcher aimed at exploring the experiences, perceptions and meaning of CBP thus to develop an inner perspective on the adults subjective, every day experiences of living with CBP. The methodology used was a qualitative research approach specifically phenomenology research design which focused on describing the meaning of the lived experiences of a phenomenon. It was descriptive and a sample of 10 respondents of adults’ between 30-60 years was used with an inclusion criterion well defined as patients who had experienced pain for 3 month and beyond. The data collection and analysis was done using semi-structured interviews and transcription of audio files was embarked on, this was followed by thematic analysis with support from Atlas Ti version 8. The findings portrayed that the respondents are experiencing pain or are living in pain and that chronic back pain is a serious condition with devastating physical and psychological effects to adults which has been under looked, with the health facilities being unable to handle chronic back pain thus limiting the quality of life. Therefore, one can conclude that CBP in Uganda is a common condition with both physiological and psychological effects to adults’ lives, but assessment and basic treatment lacks and this calls for a more holistic biopsychosocial modal or interdisciplinary approach to better the lives of those suffering chronic back pain.