Is there any association between lower back pain and drinking alcohol?

sharp lower back pain for like 3 to 4 days after drinking a small amount of alcohol. I have searched the web and found some other people experiencing the same problem but I can't find an explanation to why this is happening and how do I prevent it? The pain is very sharp and often stretches to the right leg...
 
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Posted on Jan. 19th, 2009

Yes, there must be an association, it's little bit indirect, as alcohol can cause dehydration and dehydration can cause lower back pain by causing the discs to shift which can cause a compression of lumbar nerves or sciatic nerve (sacral nerves).
What you are experiencing is called Sciatica, check it out:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sciatica
It seems as of recent study there are no best medication for it:
http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00009672
Chances are you can prevent it, if you hydrate prior, during and after drinking alcohol.
There are many factors that contribute to having your body manage the water differently, also each and everyone can be different. Some of the factors are the food you eat and the amount of Sodium in the food. I found this reference which describes the relation / association between dehydration (could be from drinking alcohol) and lower back pain.
http://www.healthy-water-best-filters.com/back-pain-guide.html



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