For patients with the disease, surgery is more effective in reducing pain that interferes with sexual activity, compared with nonsurgical treatment, reports a study in Spine. Patients with spinal stenosis or degenerative spondylolisthesis have narrowing of or pressure on the spinal canal, causing back pain, leg pain, and other symptoms. In contrast, about 40 percent of patients treated without surgery still had pain with sexual activity. The new study is the first to include a significant number of patients undergoing back surgery and the first to include a comparison group of patients treated without surgery.
Surgery for back pain can reduce sex life-related pain, says research - Knowridge Science Report