Back pain can cause problems with all activities, including sex. Pain, stiffness, muscle spasms, various positions, fatigue, and anxiety can wreak havoc. Other joints such as your hips and knees can become sore as a result of back pain, adding to general discomfort.
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 affect your arousal.
Once you decide to have spine surgery, you look forward to having sex without pain or anxiety.