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Does Lumbar Scoliosis affect pregnancy and sex?

By June 15, 2009 - 3:47am
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i have scoliosis in the lumber region of my back and i was wondering if it affects pregnancy and having sex.

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(reply to damilola)

Hi, Damilola:

I have mild lumbar scoliosis (about 20 degrees), have been married over 30 years and bore 3 children to full term. I did suffer lower back pain during pregnancy (labor wasn't fun, either), and also had to be careful with positions during sex. I didn't even know I had this condition until just within a couple of years ago (and I'm almost 60)!

What has worked for me since learning about my condition is strength training focused on my abs, and I have a wonderful personal trainer and a sports therapist working with me. When I first started training for my first marathon, I had to wear an athletic back brace for runs longer than 8 miles. Now in my 5th season, I've been able to complete 3 marathons and several half marathons without the extra support.

So, do check with your doctor about treatment and appropriate exercises to help you through your pregnancy (I'm assuming that's on the horizon) and beyond.

All the best to you!

September 9, 2009 - 4:53pm
(reply to damilola)

Congratulations on your wedding!

It did appear from one of those links that the weight of pregnancy can affect the spine somewhat, although if my memory serves me correctly, it was not a large change.

Are you very much overweight? Do you feel that it affects your lumbar region?

I am linking you to a page that says being overweight and/or having more than a 50-degree curve are two things that are more likely to give an adult scoliosis patient trouble as they age:


Do you know what "degree" your curvature is?

June 18, 2009 - 8:27am
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