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What causes lower back pain after drinking alcohol?

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: I have experienced back pain in the area of my kidneys after drinking alcohol since I was a young adult.
Now I am sixty, and it seems worse, that it takes very little alcohol now to cause my back to hurt. I've never been a heavy drinker.
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It can be due to alcohol intolerance

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case. Alcohol is metabolized by Alcohol dehydrogenase. In some patient there is deficiency of this enzyme causing pain and vomiting. But some time there are other causes of lower back pain may be there. To confirm your problem I would like to know little detail about your illness.
1.Are you burning micturition ?
2. Are you also having fever or chills?
3. Do you also have back pain when you are not taking alcohol?
Please send me answers of these questions. I will try my best to help you.
thanks

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What causes lower back pain after drinking alcohol?

Brief Answer: It can be due to alcohol intolerance Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case. Alcohol is metabolized by Alcohol dehydrogenase. In some patient there is deficiency of this enzyme causing pain and vomiting. But some time there are other causes of lower back pain may be there. To confirm your problem I would like to know little detail about your illness. 1.Are you burning micturition ? 2. Are you also having fever or chills? 3. Do you also have back pain when you are not taking alcohol? Please send me answers of these questions. I will try my best to help you. thanks