Sorry ladies if this isn't your cup of tea, but guys, you need to pay attention:
After my 360 ALIF in 2007, I noticed things weren't working right in the intimacy department. I sought treatment with my PCP, NS and Urologist. Everyone said there was an outside chance that surgery was causing my problem, but there was no documented proof of it. Please read the following:
"Anterior retroperitoneal approaches to the lumbar spine are
associated with sexual dysfunction in men. One group studied
this problem in women. That study, which included thirty
women who were managed with an anterior retroperitoneal
approach, demonstrated a 6.7% prevalence of postoperative
sexual dysfunction; however, the dysfunction appeared to be
well tolerated." (J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008;90:1609-1619. doi:10.2106/JBJS.H.00418 Keith H. Bridwell, Paul A. Anderson, Scott D. Boden, Alexander R. Vaccaro and Jeffrey C. Wang) http://www.inspine.nl/uploads/db-1/nieuws_1/nieuws_119/artikel1.pdf
I have been looking for this type of evidence for a very long time. Not to use in a legal procedure, but to prove that I wasn't loosing my mind.
My NS did associate the problem with surgery, so Workers Comp had to partially base their settlement with me on this problem. Plus, they have to pay for my medication (little blue pill) for lifetime. I also wonder what they mean by "well tolerated" in the article. I didn't tolerate it very well at all!
Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2