Injury to the spinal cord may impair the sensory and motor nerves for sexual function. Sexual dysfunction may result due to impairment of the parasympathetic nervous system which reduces the sensory and motor functions used for sexual response. Sexual desire is usually not diminished unless a brain injury accompanies the spinal cord injury. Using the Neuro-Acupuncture methods, special exercises, improving circulation and signaling of the parasympathetic nervous system can greatly improve sexual function. At Neuro-Acupuncture we have been successful in obtaining up to full sexual function for some individuals.
Sexual dysfunctions cover a wide variety of problems, including erectile dysfunction (ED) and premature or delayed ejaculation in men, spasms of the vagina, pain with sexual intercourse, and problems with sexual desire (libido) and response. Men over age 65 are at higher risk for ED, although ED is not a normal part of aging. Decreased sexual desire is the most common complaint among women, affecting up to 43% of women. The problem may be psychological, physical, or a combination of both.