Good News for patients who enjoy a drink now and then: there’s no apparant adverse effect on your Back Pain. A recent study found that, excluding patients with dependancy and abuse issues with alcohol, people who drink alcohol have no significant increase in back pain.
This study follows on the heels of earlier research that found that tobacco use actually does increase back pain issues.
Henrique Ferreira P, et al. Is alcohol intake associated with low back pain? A systemic review of observational studies. Manual Therapy 2013;18:183-190.