Sexual Positioning Following Lumbar Spine Surgery
This position is generally comfortable for either person with lumbar spine surgery. If the woman has had surgery, a small pillow can be put under the low back to relieve stress. Pillows can also be used under the knees.
This position can be used for either a male or female with lumbar spine surgery. If the woman has had surgery, she can lie on her back with her buttocks near the edge of the bed, while her partner kneels in front of her. A pillow can be placed under the low back to relieve stress. Her feet must be firmly planted on the floor. She should avoid arching her back, keeping it level with the bed.
Other Side Lying Position
The partners can also face each other. The person with lumbar spine surgery can drape their upper leg over their partner’s legs, taking care not to twist the spine.
This position works for either a male or female with lumbar spine surgery. If the female has undergone surgery, she should lean on something firm and stay fairly upright to avoid excessive bending or twisting of the spine. If the male has undergone spine surgery, he should also avoid excessive bending or twisting motions.
Following lumbar spine surgery, safe resumption of sexual relations can be satisfying and fulfilling. Attention to proper positioning and comfort will enhance the return to intimacy.