Below are three sources of the unexpected finding that significant alcohol consumption lowers pain and disability from the pain:
Treating chronic pain with a glass of wine or beer may not sound like a good idea, but an intriguing new study in the U.K. found that alcohol consumption is associated with lower levels of disability in pain patients.
- Drinkers overall reported less disability than people who never drank alcohol, but
- it was the heaviest drinkers who reported the least disability.
- They were 67% less likely to experience disability than the teetotalers.
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