Lumbar spine surgeries are performed to address various lower back problems. Following surgery, sexual intimacy may be compromised due to pain. You may be advised to refrain from sexual activity till your pain resolves; the period of abstinence from sexual activities depends on the specific type of surgery performed. You will need to discuss your back pain with your partner. Do not push yourself beyond your physical limitations. Consult your surgeon and specifically inquire as to when can you resume sexual activity.
The first couple of weeks after surgery is the most essential for your recovery, to increase your chances of a successful outcome. Therefore, it is important to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to hasten our recovery.