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ED from herniated disc

Anybody out here is suffering from ED caused or possibly caused by a bad back.  I have three herniated discs L3, L$ & L5.  They have caused me several episodes of sciatic pain, a drop foot & permanent numbness in my right foot toes.  Through PT I have managed the pain significantly but recently about 1 year I've developed ED which I suspect has been caused by nerve damage in my lower back.  Anybody out there having back issues with ED?  
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I am questioning the same thing.  I have had the same symptoms as you describe above regarding the back and related nerve issues and am now experiencing occasional ED.  I don't recall the exact vertebrae but remember it ot be in the range of L3 and L4.  I don't have any other health issues.  I will be interested to see any replies and will let you know if I find anything out.
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had a lumbar laminectomy for a herniated disc at l5-s1 when I was 14. 19 now, and this is most definitely the cause of erectile problems ... the more pain I am in the harder is it to maintain them. I am very healthy otherwise, eat well, exercise, don't smoke/drink... It makes sense, my left leg has lost so much control of itself to the nerve pain/damage and is significantly less muscular than my right leg, don't see why it couldn't also make other, much more fun and useful muscles weak too ; (
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me too i had l4-l5,l5-s1 herniated discs hand have ed also uranary urgancy and been through dozens of specialists including a urologist and nothing found im 29 now been going on since 26 9/16/09 i had a lumbare endoscopic discectomy with idet a slight relief of symptoms but not enough where i can live a normal life
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Based on my symptoms the Orthopedic Surgeon diagnosed me with a ruptured disc.  I am in Physical Therapy now and have to have 4 sessions before the insurance will pay for a MRI.  So, I do not know which disc (or discs) is ruptured at this point.

However, I also have numbness in my right buttock down to my foot.  Walking is laborious and fatiguing.  Right now I am not in pain, thanks be to God, but the pain, especially the burning pain (like liquid fire) going down my leg was awful; and I was on pain pills.

Also, I am experiencing impotence which I figured was associated with my ruptured disc.  When I did a Google search into this I came across this forum which validated my thoughts.  
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twelve years ago, I injured L4 and L5 discs, and I am having E.D. problems beyond believe!  I just started with the use of an elevation table and wonder if it will help with nerve damage.  Anyone have any thought on this?
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