Is there any connection between sexual performance and lumbar sympathectomy?
As far as we know from the current information we have both from the anatomy as well as the physiological function of the sexual organs those organs and their performance is mainly regulated by the parasympathetic system. The parasympathetic nervous system is part of the autonomic nervous system (involuntary nervous system) which consists of the sympathetic and the parasympathetic system. The parasympathetic innervation to the male and female sexual organs originates in the sacral region which is far below where the lumbar sympathectomy is done. Currently very precise information about interconnection between the sympathetic and the parasympathetic system is not yet available so based upon clinical information the lumbar sympathectomy does not affect sexual performance.