You should be enjoying physical intimacy without agony. Low back pain is problematic enough, but when it interferes with your enjoyment of sex or completely turns you off to the idea, a chiropractor can help. It may seem really awkward and uncomfortable to discuss sex and back pain with a chiropractor, but you would be surprised at the solutions the chiropractor can offer you.
Vibrating Massagers with Heat
These are massagers for medical purposes and not the sexual vibrator type. Your chiropractor may suggest or prescribe a heated, vibrating massager which can relax your lower back muscles and ease the pain. It could even be part of the foreplay, if you manage it right. Since the nerves in your lower back are also connected to your sexual organs, these massagers could really help get you into the mood while treating your pain.
Adapting to New Positions
When you have low back pain, the last place you want to be is on the bottom during sex. The constant sexual rhythms of your partner on top can push your lower back into the bed, or floor, or tub or wherever you happen to be at the time. Instead, you should take the lead and be the top person. You will feel less pain, and you can control how fast things go and when to stop if your back starts to hurt. One other possibility is to use a large foam incline pillow, a fairly common sexual device, which helps couples achieve deeper penetration. In your case, bending over the incline pillow and heading face down or having your partner do so while you stand, allows the incline pillow to completely support your back or alleviate your partner's pain by standing.
The Use of Chairs to Help with Back Pain During Sex
Another possible option your chiropractor could offer is the use of therapeutic/ergonomic chairs during sex. These chairs help maintain proper alignment, but you can also use them to support both your partner and you during sex. The back of the chair supports the sitting partner and gives the mounting partner something to grab onto. Therapeutic chairs are built to hold a lot of weight because many people with low back problems are overweight or obese, so you do not have to worry about the weight of two adults breaking your chair. If the chair also has warming and massaging features, it could be a triple treat for you both and almost no pain at all.
For more information about chiropractic services that can help you deal with pain during intimacy, or during any other life activities, contact a local clinic like Smith Chiropractic.
A few months ago, I realized that it was getting progressively more difficult to move around like I used to. Lifting was a chore, sleeping was difficult, and bending over was absolutely grueling. My back hurt when I did just about anything, so I decided to seek help. I contacted a chiropractor in my area for help, and it was amazing how helpful the chiropractor was. I was able to get in for an appointment the same day, and my problems melted away as the doctor worked on my back. My blog details my journey, so that you can see how helpful the right care can be.