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A 41-year-old member asked:

Could sex trigger sciatica?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Gould
28 years experience
Yes: Body position during intercourse can lead to shifting of spinal bones. Try to use back pain and sciatica exercises along with heat or cooling as management.
Dr. Foead Geula
A Verified Doctoranswered
18 years experience
It may: Strenuous physical activity, including sexual intercourse, may worsen sciatica symptoms.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Possibly: If you were in weird positions or flexing/twisting your body alot during sex you can cause disc herniation so it is possible. If it does not improve, see your doctor for further evaluation.

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