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?
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.
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 ; (
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
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.
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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