The Effect of Progressive Relaxation Exercise on Pain and Kinesiophobia After Lumbar Disc Herniation Surgery

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Updated on 19 April 2022


This study will be conducted to determine the effect of progressive relaxation exercise to be applied after lumbar disc herniation surgery on postoperative pain level and kinesiophobia.


Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is a common disease that is common in the society and limits the activities of individuals in daily life. Pain, which is an undesirable but expected result of surgical interventions, which are used in the treatment of diseases and play an important role in increasing the health level of people, is one of the most common postoperative complaints. The pain is sometimes severe enough to impede movement and causes paravertebral muscle spasm. Pain can also cause kinesiophobia, which is a factor that limits the person's physical activities. Therefore, the effect of progressive relaxation exercises on pain and kinesiophobia will be evaluated in this study.

Hypotheses H1: Progressive relaxation exercise to be applied after the surgery reduces the pain level of the patients.

H2: Progressive relaxation exercise to be applied after surgery reduces the feeling of kinesiophobia in patients.

Condition Lumbar Disc Herniation
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05288634
SponsorAksaray University
Last Modified on19 April 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

• The patients included in the study had lumbar microdiscectomy surgery
Patients aged 18 and over
Patients should not have any problems that would prevent them from expressing their pain level correctly and from understanding the information given
The patients do not have any psychological disorders
The patients do not have any other acute disease that will cause pain

Exclusion Criteria

• Being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder
A complication (bleeding, hospital infection, etc.) developed in the patients before, during and after the operation within three days
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