Microdiscectomy, Flexaril and erectile dysfunction.
husband had microdiscectomy of the L5-S1 on May 30th to relieve pressure
on the s1 and l5 nerve.
put him on Norco for the pain and Flexaril for the muscle relaxant.
last couple of weeks he has experienced a lot of irritability and
inability to get or maintain an erection and even if he does manage
it he can't seem to achieve release.
it be one or both medications causing this?
is a side effect of Norco.
agitation and nervousness are side effects of Flexeril.
contains a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone.
is a side effect of hydrocodone
root damage is a risk and potential complication associated with a
lumbar discectomy (microdiscectomy).
complication is quite rare.
damage during a discectomy is very uncommon, but has been reported
in about 1 in 1,000 cases.
intervention for a number of different conditions may damage nerves,
or impair blood supply.
may damage the nerves and blood vessels involved in erection.
nerves are necessary for erection and sympathetics for ejaculation.
the sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves have an intimate relationship
with the sacrum.
Joint or L5-S1 is where the lumbar spine meets the sacrum.
(Flexeril) is a muscle relaxant that may cause erectile dysfunction
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