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Heather Jeffcoat in Cosmo - Sex Positions for When You Have Back Pain

Blissful Sex Positions for When You Have Back Pain

Back pain sucks, but luckily there are ways around it with these positions.

Back pain is indeed a complete pain, but what should you do when you have needs? It depends!

"Back pain is typically aggravated by either flexion (bending forward) or extension (bending backward), and choosing the best sex positions for when you have back pain depend on which category they fall into,” says doctor of physical therapy Stephanie Stamas, pelvic-floor rehab specialist and inventor of the Chelsea Method, a fourth-trimester rehab protocol for postpartum moms.

You might not know if you’ve got a flexion or extension situation going on, so you’ll have to experiment. What’s best for one is the worst for the other. Fun! “My advice would be to try to maintain a ‘neutral spine’ no matter what position one is in,” suggests doctor of physical therapy Theresa Marko, board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedics and owner of Marko Physical Therapy.

In the longer term, try these stretches for shoulder and upper back pain or glute stretches if you’re experiencing a literal pain in the ass. If the pain in the ass is more metaphorical and might actually be your partner, you can go deep with it and have a look at what back pain says about your relationship.

(And if you’re experiencing any pain with sex, it could also be caused by something else like endometriosis, trauma, or even just a partner with a really big dick. Try these positions if penetrative sex is painful, and if those don’t help, check with doctor to make sure everything’s okay. “Sometimes lower-back pain during sex can be radiating from pelvic-floor muscle tension being aggravated from intercourse. If there is any accompanying pain in the vulva, at the vaginal opening, or deep within the pelvis during or after sex, definitely seek out a pelvic-floor physical therapist! We really can help improve sexual satisfaction and eliminate any sex-related pain syndromes,” says Stamas.)

And if you have lower-back pain and tight hip flexors, prop your legs over a couple of pillows to decrease tension",

says physical therapist Heather Jeffcoat, owner of ortho and pelvic health-based practice Fusion Wellness & Physical Therapy.

Looking for more sex positions for when you have back pain? Continue to the full article here.

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As someone who suffered the debilitating physical and emotional effects of vaginismus (as well as a complicated history of back injuries) for more than 15 years, I thought a "normal" life was just a fantasy. Then I found Heather.

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Testimonial by S.B.

As someone who suffered the debilitating physical and emotional effects of vaginismus (as well as a complicated history of back injuries) for more than 15 years, I thought a "normal" life was just a fantasy. Then I found Heather.

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Heather has affected my life in the MOST POSITIVE way and I am forever grateful. My husband refers to her as the "sex doctor" so you can only imagine how happy he is with my therapy outcome.

After the birth of my son I suffered from "Vaginismus", however, at the time I just thought I was broken. My "broken vagina" affected me physically but it was an emotional struggle as well. Many women in my life also suffered with pain from sex after their babies were born so I knew I wasn't alone. They told me they "just got used to it" but I couldn't see myself living that way.

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After having my second baby via C-section I searched for months to try to find help for my lower back pain and separated abdominal muscles. I finally came across Heather Jeffcoat via a mommy blog. I reached out to her via email and set my first appointment. My first appointment went amazing … she listened to what my symptoms, check my separation and explained to me in detail what the next steps would be. Not only did my abdominal separation go from 3 to about 1 -1/2 but my back has pain has significantly reduced. I’m personally recommending all my mommy friends to Heather!

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I just wanted to thank you for everything you've done for me for the past 19 months. I literally could not have reached my goals without you and your practice. You gave me the courage to keep moving forth with my treatment no matter how afraid and anxious I was. You were always there to answer questions and made this whole process so much easier than I expected it to be.

It's because of you that my marriage is on the right track, that I can get pregnant and that this part of my life is finally over. I really feel that Fusion Wellness is a team of people you can call family and are there to root for you and cheer you on until you reach your goals. There is nothing better than knowing I accomplished this with you guys by my side and as calmly and patiently as I needed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for always being there and helping me reach my goals.

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I was in multiple car accidents a decade ago, and I have been to many physical therapists through the years without success. They found the root of my lower back pain problems and after nearly a decade of barely being able to walk I finally can again without pain. They are also the best pelvic floor pts and the only ones who found the connection between my pelvic floor and lower back problems. If you need help with physical pain, they are your answer.

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