Researchers Document Best Sex Positions for Men Suffering from Back Injuries
By: Jason Neufeld
Many of you know that I try to read medical abstracts related to my personal-injury law practice. Sometimes I will blog about those I find interesting. However, it is not often that I find research that I KNOW will be interesting to the general population as well as those involved in the world of personal-injury law.
The University of Waterloo in Canada has published a preliminary report, earlier this month, introducing their efforts to produce medically-sound research to advise the best sex positions for men with bad backs. To do this, the researchers documented the way the spine moves during sex in order to find out why certain sex positions are worse than others in terms of producing back pain. They literally attached motion-capturing electrodes (the way a video game maker might do to an athlete performing his/her sport) to couples engaging in five common sex positions.
Spooning was previously a doctor’s go-to suggestion for how to minimize back pain– however; this study found that different movements, thrusting techniques, and positions can trigger different types of back pain depending on the type of back injury.