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Other men with fusion from L4 thru S1 question???

remoc8116rremoc8116 Posts: 10
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:35 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
If you have had this procedure done are you or have you had any issues with Erectile Dysfunction or any other sex related issues???


  • Yes. I was fine before surgery, but now rely on Viagra. All the doctors who evaluated the situation attributed it back to surgery. They believe something was moved that didn't want to be moved.

    Ask your doctor BEFORE surgery about this along with which way they are going in (ALIF, PLF, TLIF, etc.). One article said that the ALIF results in something like a 22% risk of ED.

    Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2
  • I am having a TLIF Keith....
  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,730
    Read the thread..."Sexual side effects from spine surgery"
    Very informative and comprehensive!
    Good luck, Jim
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
  • I had TLIF L5/S1 and so far no problems in that area but my NS told me that ALIF in addition to TLIF has a much higher instance of problems in that area included ED.

    That was more than enough to convince me to go the TLIF route.

    Good luck.
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