Sex and Back Pain
If chronic or acute back is making sex difficult or painful, you are not alone. Every day, patients suffering from back pain and other conditions due to disc disease, arthritis of the spine, and other back problems and injuries deal with this same problem. Back pain during sex can also be an issue for patients who are recovering from back surgery.
If you are dealing with back pain during sex or are nervous about having sex due to back pain, the first step is to communicate openly with your doctor and your physical therapist. Your orthopedist can recommend preventive measures such as taking an NSAID or a hot shower before intercourse and icing your back after sexual activity. Your doctor may also recommend modifying your sexual positions to ones that allow the back to be supported and relaxed. Lastly, your physical therapist can work with you on strengthening exercises for the back that will make sexual activity more comfortable.
Once you have communicated with your doctor and physical therapist, it is important to have an open conversation with your partner. Discussing your fears or anxiety about sex related back pain and any measures recommended by your doctor or physical therapist with your partner is vitally important. This will help to ease your anxiety and any anxiety on the part of your partner and will make sexual activity more enjoyable and fulfilling for you both.
The orthopaedic surgeons, interventional spine physicians and physical therapists from Spine Center Atlanta are experts in dealing with sex related back pain. We help patients every day recover from back injuries and conditions and deal with chronic back pain so they can once again enjoy a satisfying and fulfilling sex life. If chronic or acute back pain is interfering with your sex life, contact our Sex and Back Pain Specialists or call Spine Center Atlanta today at (404) 649-0783 and schedule an appointment with one of our spine specialists. We look forward to helping you live your best life.