Sacral Dysfunction Affects More Than Your Back

September 14, 2019
by Kevin RR Williams

It is important to realize that many men with neurologic disorders may have ED related to disease or factors.

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Most men boast about their virility to the point of exaggeration. So the conversation about erectile dysfunc­tion (ED) may not sit well. Tailbone injuries, sacroiliac joint dys­function, and other lower back problems can cause male impotence or atypical flaccidity.

Among other things, the para­sympa­thetic nervous system is responsible for sexual arousal. Para­sympa­thetic pathways originate from the inter­medio­lateral cell columns of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th sacral spinal cord segments. Nerves originating in the spinal cord and peripheral ganglia of men innervate the penis.

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Kevin Williams is a health advocate and writer of hundreds of articles for multiple websites, including: A Bit More Healthy, KevinMD, and Sue’s Nutrition Buzz.