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for dysfunction is primarily maintaining erectile capability, not quality
of male fertility. There are medical treatment options for this
complication beyond the usual ED drugs. Consultation with a neurologist
and/or urologist would be an appropriate next step should you need further
information, evaluation or treatment.
Usually men who have spina bifida have no problem to father a child. Sometimes they are found to have some type of sexual dysfunction but it usually does not affect fertility. There is no clear correlation between the two that I am aware of.
You should definitely not worry about it but if after trying for some time you want to check to make sure everything is ok with both of you, it's definitely a possibility but remember one of the most important thing when trying to conceive a child is to relax and let things happen!
I wish you the best in this new adventure and remember also how chiropractic is important before, during and after birth for the whole family
There are many resources online that may help you as well.
Never the less, maintaining a healthy spine and nervous system along with your other healthy habits will give your body the best opportunity for healing. Hope this helps!
Spina bifida literally just means "bi-fid spinous" which means the tip of the spinal bone is divided into two pieces rather than the usual one piece.
Our office helped 14 ladies get pregnant and have successful births last year, so be sure to get adjusted and you can enjoy your pregnancy. :)
Dr. Michelle Wendling DC
Most of the time, spinal bifida would not affect sperm production. However, it could cause problems mechanically or neurologically, which would result in difficulty during sexual intercourse.
As long as your husband has no disability in erectile function and does not experience significant amount of pain in his lower back during sexual intercourse, then there should be not much concern in relation to fertility.
If he experiences lower back pain during the act, maybe he should try for a different position.
Lastly, it is a good idea to have radiographic study and MRI study for the lower back because these imaging studies would help you to find out if any potential mechanical or neurological concerns exist, i.e. intervertebral disc herniation, spinal instability, etc. Fertility test (sperm count) is useful as well. Hope this helps.