I am 25 years old and i am going to be married in 1 month from now. I have a severe sciatica pain since 2 to 3 years. I do masturbate regularly. And when i do the activity i feel pain at sciatic nerve. Since i am going to be married in a month i am confused will this pain effects my sexual life... please tell me weather it effects my sexual life?
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Thank you for writing.
It's not the sexual activiity/masturbation that is causing your pain, it's the movement during this time that is affecting your back and causing pain. Therefore you may experience pain during sex.
Are you getting any help for your sciatica?
Sciatica is irritation of the sciatic nerve that passes down the back of each thigh.
The sciatic nerve arises from the lower spine on either side and travels deep in the pelvis to the lower buttocks. From there, it passes along the back of each upper leg and divides at the knee into branches that go to the feet.
Sciatica typically causes pain that shoots down the back of one thigh or buttock. Sciatica pain is often burning, tingling, or numbness on one side of the leg. Pain may also be present on one side of the buttocks that worsens when seated for a long time.
Treatment options include:
Limited Physical Activity
Prolonged bedrest is usually not advised. However, your doctor may recommend resting in bed for 1-2 days. Too much bed rest can weaken muscles and slow healing. Doctors generally recommend staying active within the limits of your pain and avoiding activities that worsen back pain.
Medications used to treat sciatica include:
Pain relievers, such as acetaminophen , aspirin , or ibuprofen
Muscle relaxers for muscle spasm
Cortisone pills or injections where the sciatic nerve comes out of the spine
Antidepressants for chronic pain
Physical therapy may be done at home or at work. It may include the following:
Hot or cold packs
Stretching and strengthening exercises
These therapies have not been proven by scientific studies to have an effect on sciatica. However, some people may find some pain relief from the following:
Surgery may be done to relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve. This is performed in emergency situations or if conservative treatments fail. Common surgical procedures are microdiskectomy and lumbar laminectomy .
Talk to your doctor about the right treatment plan for you. For example, a study found that after one year, there was little difference between patients that had microdisketomy and those that had conservative treatment (such as rest, physical therapy, and medications). But, people that had surgery did report faster recovery time.
If you are diagnosed with sciatica, follow your doctor's instructions .
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