6 tips to protect the spine during sex

Recent evidence confirms the importance of sexual function for the majority of people with back pain, rheumatoid arthritis or degenerative spinal conditions.

And yet researchers report many doctors are still reluctant to broach the subject with their patients.

They note this is often due to limited or conflicting evidence available.

With back pain thought to affect one in seven people, here is some basic guidance to minimise discomfort and help patients protect their spine during sex:

  1. Spooning may not be the best position. It has long been recommended because it was thought