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Can a lower back injury cause erectile dysfunction?

By Anonymous January 2, 2014 - 3:33pm
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Hello Anonymous,

This is a very good question.

According to Christina Lasich, MD, "the link between spine disease and sexual potency has long been a subject of speculation, but the mechanisms remain unclear and research enthusiasm is lacking."

She cites a recent study (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21912318) which concluded that the incidence of erectile dysfunction in patients younger than 50 years with nonfracture-related lumbar spine disease undergoing surgery without risk factors was 34.3%.


January 2, 2014 - 5:37pm
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