Moderate drinker. Having severe back and shoulder pain after consuming alcohol. Any cure? - Online Doctor Chats
Hello Doctor, I usually have a drink on weekend and in moderation. I feel terrible back shoulder pain the next day afternoon and it lasts till I have a proper sleep the next night. What may be the issue?
The pain could probably be muscular secondary to improper sleeping position or other physical strain.
it only happens when I drink
its kind of a body pain
never used to happen to me in past... but nowadays
If you were to sleep in an abnormal posture as it may some time happen when one is not fully aware of his external environment
this might result in localised body aches such as the ones you report.
It can be treated by topical analgesics such as diclofenac sprays, heat fomentation or oral pain killers.
Sleep is known to produce muscle relaxation
and that improves muscle aches.
ok... can you suggest an over the counter pain killer
So I feel the pain is most likely a muscle ache and not related directly to alcohol.
You may try it.
I would encourage you to use topical medications such as diclofenac spray, heat fomentation and take adequate rest.
This should resolve the problem 8 out of 10 times.
Have you followed what I have suggested?
Do you have any other query?
Thanks for consulting me.
thank you doctor, have a good evening
Have a nice weekend.
And drink in moderation only.
Bye for now.
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