I have longstanding lower back pain and cervical pain from DJD and several herniated discs. Recently sexual intercourse has become VERY painful. The problem is with actual thrusting (this is a bit embarrassing) as though the pressure is transferred to my spine somehow and nerves are being pinched. Does anyone have any experience with this and, if so, can you give me any tips on how to manage this? My husband and I are pretty depressed about this situation, as you can imagine. And its made me very wary of even attempting to be intimate. I've tried to find some help on the internet but there's nothing that seems to address this specific issue.
Wendy, age 56
DJD of cervical spine since my late 20's
Severe L-4 disc extrusion, herniation of L-3 & L-5 - 5/08
DJD of lumbar spine