I've had the same benefits from a couple glasses of wine in the evening. Probably acts as a muscle relaxant.
I hate taking prescription pain meds and they do NOT agree with me. I can only take anti-inflamm's, so I don't have a problem with a little alcohol. It certainly can't be any worse for my body than those pain meds.....everything goes through the liver anyway, so what difference does it make.
If it gives you relief, I say go for it, but not to the extent where you are actually falling down drunk, although once in awhile that's ok too!
Just remember not to drink and drive!
Here's to a pain free day for all!!!