Ouch! There's nothing worse than back pain. And while it's common in older people, it's never any fun. The condition, which is caused by damage to the muscles and ligaments of your back, can put serious pressure on your spinal nerve roots, causing severe pain in your back and sometimes even legs as well.
Luckily, for back pain sufferers, there's a quick-fix solution - back surgery. If you suffer from back pain it's probably something you've considered before. If it's something you're unsure about, the fact that back surgery may improve your sex life may help you make your decision.
That's correct, back surgery can boost your sex life! This new finding was recently reported in a study published in the journal Spine. Want to find out more about the link between back pain and lovemaking? Keep reading!
Having back surgery won’t only help ease the pain – it can also improve sexual functioning, says a new study
Dr Shane Burch, an orthopaedic surgeon from the University of California in San Francisco in the US wrote, “The impetus behind our study was to initiate the process of understanding how back surgery affects patients' lives.”
“An important aspect for many patients includes sex life,” Dr Burch added.
For the study, Dr Burch and his team examined 825 patients who suffered from degenerative spinal disease. Out of all these people, 531 had some kind of surgery to help their back pain
, while the remaining 294 received non-surgical treatment.
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Prior to surgery, 55% of the patients reported that their back pain had a negative effect on their sex life. Three months after treatment, less than 20% of the patients then reported that they still experienced back pain during sex, compared to 40% of those who underwent non-surgical therapy, according to the study.
The researchers noted that patients reported that the improvement that the back surgery made lasted through four years of follow-up.
Researchers say that surgeons and other doctors should be open with patients about the effects that back pain can have on sexual functioning
The researchers concluded that surgeons and other doctors caring for people with back pain should discuss the impact that back pain commonly has on sexual functioning.
“We have very limited data to discuss this topic, and we need to do a better job for our patients to inform them of what to expect after surgery,” said Dr Burch in a journal news release.
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