Dr. Alex Jimenez, El Paso's Chiropractor
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Sex & Spines

Sex & Spines: For millions of Americans suffering with back pain, trying to maintain a healthy sex life can be frustrating. But back pain does not have to take sex out of the equation. However, it may have to take a different approach. The first step is to get a sound back pain diagnosis from a doctor or therapist. Remember that sexuality is an integral part of a normal, healthy relationship. So ask how a specific back condition might affect it, and follow the advice. Ideally, both partners should be present so both hear the same advice. For people with lower back pain there may be a preference either for bending forward, or standing straight/bending backwards. Bending backwards/standing straight. For some people with degenerative disc disease or a disc herniation, standing up straight or bending backwards tends to feel better, and bending forward tends to make the pain worse. These people are usually most comfortable when the spine is straightened or bent backward slightly (basically stand more upright, not slouched). Bending backwards is called “extension.” For some people with spinal stenosis, they feel better when they bend forward, and worse when they stand more upright. People with spinal stenosis may resist standing upright and may slouch or tip their shoulders forward to feel more comfortable. Bending forward is called “flexion.” These differences must be taken into account when deciding which sexual positions work best. Sex & spines, For Answers to any questions you may have please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900