Back pain can cause problems with all activities, including sex. Pain, stiffness, and muscle spasms can make sex pretty uncomfortable. Other joints like your hips and knees can also be sore as a result of back pain, making it that much worse.
Your partner might be nervous to have sex for fear of causing you more pain. If you’re taking narcotic pain medicine, this can cause drowsiness or difficulty getting aroused.
Once you’ve had back surgery, you can hopefully look forward to having sex again without so much discomfort.