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Can back problems or back pain be causing erectile dysfuction?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rarely

Very serious back problems often seen in people who have had multiple surgeries and have a lot of scar tissue causing nerve compression will have genitorurinary problems but this is not usually the case in most men with back pain.
See a urologist and have a work-up.

In brief: Rarely

Very serious back problems often seen in people who have had multiple surgeries and have a lot of scar tissue causing nerve compression will have genitorurinary problems but this is not usually the case in most men with back pain.
See a urologist and have a work-up.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Both pain and the use of pain medication can drive down testosterone levels. This can cause ED
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sometimes

Both back pain and back disorders can contribute to erectile dysfunction.
This can be particularly true if you are treating the back pain with medication. It is worth getting a comprehensive evaluation to determine the cause of the erectile dysfunction and direct you to the most appropriate treatment.

In brief: Sometimes

Both back pain and back disorders can contribute to erectile dysfunction.
This can be particularly true if you are treating the back pain with medication. It is worth getting a comprehensive evaluation to determine the cause of the erectile dysfunction and direct you to the most appropriate treatment.
Dr. Seth Zeidman
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Possible but not

While this is possible, it really depends on the cause of the back pain.
Erectile dysfunction has many causes including both neurogenic and vascular etiologies which may also be responsible for your back pain.

In brief: Possible but not

While this is possible, it really depends on the cause of the back pain.
Erectile dysfunction has many causes including both neurogenic and vascular etiologies which may also be responsible for your back pain.
Dr. Otto Placik
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