Disorders of the lumbar spine can present challenges when carrying out normal daily activities. Sexual relations can be compromised due to pain, stiffness, muscle spasms, positioning restrictions, fatigue, and anxiety. Surrounding joints such as the hips can become irritable as a result of back pain, adding to general discomfort.
Your partner may be hesitant to engage in sexual relations, fearing they might increase your back pain. If you are taking pain medications, you may have side effects which interfere with sexual relations.
Once lumbar spine surgery is chosen as a treatment option, many individuals look forward to the resumption of sexual relations without pain or anxiety.