Backpain Overview

Impact of Back Pain on Sex Life

Persistent back pain not only hampers your bodily mobility and your ability to work, it also hampers your ability to enjoy a healthy sexual life. However, this does not mean that there is an end to the sexual story now. All one needs to do is make some adjustments and then continue with the same routine.

Importance of Sex in our Life

There is no denying the fact that sex is the most pleasurable thing enjoyed by partners. Further, it is not merely a systematic release of the chemical energy gradually built up inside our body but is also an outlet for individual partners' emotions as well. Hence, it is highly important to fully enjoy all sexual encounters or else the relationship might suffer.

Back pain has the ability to hamper sex life between couples. However, this does not mean that it can put a full stop on it. What couples need to understand it is that there are some ways in which its influence on sex can be minimized. A proper diagnosis of the problem is the first step to begin with.

What to Do When You Have Back Pain?

If you have back pain which is hampering your sex life then the first step which you should take is to get a thorough evaluation of your condition done. Once the initial diagnostic report is out you can have an extremely frank conversation with your physician or a physical therapist about what to do and what not to do during sex.

It is important to remember that you need to start this conversation with your physician or physical therapist. Do not e under the impression that your physician would spontaneously tell you about this. Since it pertains to you (both physically and psychically), it is your responsibility to open up the topic for a frank discussion. However, you can avoid it if you do not want to have sex during the course of your illness.


If at any point of time you start feeling that your back pain has alleviated, do not simply jump into bed and attempt to have the time of your life. This could result in an even more intense flare up of the problem of back pain. Take things easily and slowly all times. However, controlled intensity is something which needs to be there all the time.

You can follow the following tips for a healthy sexual life when suffering from back pain.


* You can try the side positions.
* Place a support under your head, lower back and knees to give support to important points of your body.


* The Missionary position is the most suitable position for them.
* If it is okay with you then you can opt for rear entry position.
* You can also try making love while sitting on the edge of a chair.