Lower back pain can significantly affect the sex life. You can begin to avoid sex for fear of causing a lot of pain, and the partner, if you do not get a proper explanation, may decide that you lose interest in it, which can cause tension in the relationship. That's why people with chronic pain should discuss their personal problems, as a partner, and your doctor.
Sexual problems associated with back pain
Low back pain: the spine signals
May spread wider than the doctors think, just shy of the patients to talk about it. But as the doctor may not ask about it, the patient is to raise the subject.
Typically, sexual problems occur in people with chronic back pain due to arthritis or problems with the disk, but also in patients after surgery can also be difficult. But none of the types of chronic back pain does not rule out an active sex life.
Talk openly with your partner
As for the pain and difficulties in communicating with partners, it is important to dare to talk about it. Patients are often recognized as the doctors did not hesitate to explain to your partner that they do not want to have sex because of the severe pain, or are hesitant to discuss the change of position, the pain is less worried.
Chronic back pain often leads to bad mood or depression
Depression - a little more than a bad mood
. This, of course, is also not conducive to an active sex life.
If fewer sex partners, without explanation, affects not only relations but also mutual trust. For example, a partner might think that he was denied not close because of the disease, and because of the links on the side.
Often the patient is not only afraid that having sex will cause more pain, but the partner may worry about how not to cause unnecessary pain. However, if people openly discuss with each other their problems, it is easier to find alternatives to keep their sexual activity and enjoy each other.
Take preventive measures
Planning can help. If you have back pain
What to do if the back pain - methods of eliminating discomfort
, Receive painkillers before sex (as well as before any other exercise) can help.
If you have spasms in the back, a good idea to take a hot shower beforehand. As with any other physical activity, so as not to damage the muscles, they must first warm up.
In addition to a hot shower can help and application of ice to the sore spot. Ice reduces the strain or muscle strain.
Try new positions
To sex has become more pleasant, it is worth trying the positions in which you will be comfortable.
For this we need to know your body. For example, people who have problems with the spinal discs, it is not necessary to bend forward. In this case, the best will be the position in which the back has the necessary support and relaxation. This is usually supine position. Perhaps it would be more convenient if placed under the pillow back. Pillow under the loin will ease the pressure on this part of the spine. Pillows under the knees and ease the pressure on the back.
Other people have pain occurs when they are deflected back, usually in the case of arthritis, or spinal stenosis. It's easier when they lean forward. In such cases it may be most convenient position on one side. For example, a man suffering from back pain, lying on its side, and the woman in front of him with his back to him. Thus it can control the position of the back, and if necessary to bend forward.
Physical therapy can help people suffering from chronic back pain
Back pain: Do not start the process
, To develop the flexibility and stability of the spine. A physical therapist will show the patient exercises and stretching workout that will facilitate the movement of the spine.
Stop when you need to
Sometimes back pain does not occur during sex, but later. Perhaps the fact that you did something wrong or too tense. Limit sexual activity safe level load.
During sex possible mild discomfort, but not pain. If you during sex, there was a strong pain, stop immediately. You can always try again when you feel better.