TUESDAY, Nov. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Surgery for back pain can often improve patients’ sex lives, researchers report. “The impetus behind our study was to initiate the process of understanding how back surgery affects patients’ lives,” wrote the researchers led by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Shane Burch, from the University of California, San Francisco. “An important aspect for many patients includes sex life,” the researchers said. The study included 825 patients with degenerative spinal disease. Of those, 531 underwent some kind of surgery while 294 received nonsurgical treatment. Before treatment, 55 percent of the patients said they had back pain that affected lovemaking. weblinkThree months after treatment, less than 20 percent of surgery patients still had back pain during sex, compared with 40 percent of those who had nonsurgical therapy, the study found. The improvement among back surgery patients lasted through four years of follow-up, according to the study.
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MailOnline reported the potential four-month absence the Welshman now faces: BREAKING: Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale out for up to four months with ankle injury. More to come. pic.twitter.com/Pa7sZyeVy9 MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) November 24, 2016 Bale has started 11 of Real’s 12 La Liga games this season as manager Zinedine Zidane’s side have risen to the top of the Spanish top flight, with the 27-year-old netting five goals and providing two assists. Most pressingly, Real will need to find a way to cope without him in their home Liga clash with Sporting Gijon on Saturday, which is followed a week later by the first Clasico of the season at Barcelona. http://footdoctor.jcchristiancounseling.com/2016/11/09/thinking-about-identifying-indispensable-aspects-in-inflammation-in-foot/Los Blancos have plenty of alternative attacking options to call upon, but Zidane may have to be a little more creative with his tactics. Bale has most often this season been utilised on the right flank, a role Lucas Vazquez filled excellently last time out in La Liga as Real beat Atletico Madrid 3-0the former Tottenham Hotspur star played on the left at the Vicente Calderon with Cristiano Ronaldo as the No. 9. The 25-year-old Spaniard is just one of the options who can be utilised in Bale’s absence, with the likes of Isco, James Rodriguez and Marco Asensioalso offering excellent attacking cover. Spanish football writer Sid Lowe offered a more positive prognosis for Bale, suggesting he might only have to spend two months in recovery: Bale to be operated on, then. Suggestion that he’ll be out for a couple of months. Sid Lowe (@sidlowe) November 24, 2016 He will still be absent for lots of key matches, though, including all of next month’s FIFA Club World Cup in Japan, and his particular brand of power and athleticism will be sorely missed by Real. However, such is the depth and quality of Zidane’s squad that they have plenty of options available for cover, and for the likes of James and Asensio, it throws up a brilliant opportunity for them to prove their worth.
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