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Why do I get severe back pain only when i drink alcohol?

Why do I get severe back pain only when i drink alcohol?

Wow: If your back pain is only when you drink alcohol , better cut iit out and give a chance to heal the hurt back at least for 6--8 weeks and if after that you want to drink , limit to one drink , week may be with too many drinks your body movements are too much and out of control. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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What is the cause of my lower right side back pain after drinking alcohol?

What is the cause of my lower right side back pain after drinking alcohol?

Numerous: You should see our pcp to have a few things checked out- your kidney, liver, and spine. Any one of them can cause lbp. ...Read more

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How come i get lower back pain after drinking alcohol?

How come i get lower back pain after drinking alcohol?

Back pain and EtOH: Not any real association that i can think of. Only rare association is with certain lymphomas. That would be a stretch, and i don't think you need to worry. Otherwise, your "back" pain may actually be related to inflammation internally—abdominal contents/organs that may be the true source of symptoms. I think this is more likely. ...Read more

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Hi, I don't consume alcohol very often, but within five minutes of drinking I have terrible back pain. Why does this happen to me, any suggestions?

Hi, I don't consume alcohol very often, but within five minutes of drinking I have terrible back pain. Why does this happen to me, any suggestions?

Don't know why, but: I bet you are smart enough to figure out that until you know how to fix whatever is wrong, the right choice is to not drink alcohol. Right? If you suffer fro fibromyalga, I guess this might be related. Who knows? Ask your provider - but, again - don't drink. If it's a rare thing anyway, that should be reasonably easy. So, find other ways to have fun and avoid the pain. Best! ...Read more

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Mam has a 10mg release morphine patch for a back pain. She is extremely tired all the time. Should the dose be reduced. Never drink alcohol.

Mam has a 10mg release morphine patch for a back pain. She is extremely tired all the time. Should the dose be reduced. Never  drink alcohol.

Morphine patch: At her age - yes definitely reduce the dose if she is too tired all the time. Patches are usually slow release and probably this doe is too strong for her. ...Read more

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Can i continue to be taking alcohol with a lower back pain nd itching on every area of my abdomen after drinking?

Can i continue to be taking alcohol with a lower back pain nd itching on every area of my abdomen after drinking?

No: While many people use etoh to help relieve anxiety and/or pain- it is not a good idea to try to fix something you don't understand. In your case, i would see your doctor to get labs and check your health. ...Read more

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I'm 27 years old.And I have started drinking alcohol just 2 months back. What quantity is preferable so that i can enjoy by maintaining good health.

I'm 27 years old.And I have started drinking alcohol just 2 months back. What quantity is preferable so that i can enjoy by maintaining good health.

Usually 1: Generally, liver doctors don't recommend drinking alcohol as it can damage the liver over time and lead to problems down the line, however, if you do not have any chronic liver disease, having 1 drink of red wine at night with dinner can be regarded as "safe". ...Read more

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Pain in upper left back after eating and sometimes while drinking alcohol. What can this be?

Pain in upper left back after eating and sometimes while drinking alcohol. What can this be?

Esophagitis: At 21 years of age, unless other issues unknown, it is likely that this upper left back pain is an esophagitis. This is likely not major problem now but suggests that you are drinking too much alcohol and you could have other accompanying problems that are serious like esophageal varices, ulcer and unlikely but potentially pancreas issues. You really need to stop alcohol until seeing your M.D. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the right lower part of your back hurts after drinking alcohol and you're on an antibiotic?

What does it mean when the right lower part of your back hurts after drinking alcohol and you're on an antibiotic?

Likely unrelated : Depending on which antibiotic you are on and the reason you are taking them and how much you drank the pain you are experiencing is probably unrelated. However the area in your back that hurts is near your kidney and if you drank a lot and the antibiotic is metabolized/excreted through the kidney then you may be overworking them. Or it may be muscle strain. Best not to drink when taking any meds. ...Read more

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Minor concussion a week ago. Symptoms completely gone after 2 days. When can I go back to exercising, drinking alcohol, and drinking coffee?

Minor concussion a week ago. Symptoms completely gone after 2 days. When can I go back to exercising, drinking alcohol, and drinking coffee?

Do not rush: you may find that exercise brings back symptoms of your concussion. Do not rush trying to get back to full exercise tolerance. Start slowly and build up slowly. You may find that alcohol may be more compromising than it has been in the past. Moderation should be the rule. The same with coffee and other caffeine containing drinks. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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