I think I replied to you in another thread?
For me alcohol just made things worse in the long run.
Any pain relief I got from it was very hit and miss and short term.
Before long I had to be drunk all day everyday, and that bought with it a raft of other problems, both physical and emotional.
I had to give up drinking in the end cos it was goign to kill me.
Since then I've really thrown the net around to find the best help and the best approaches. I have a good doctor who understands my problem and my needs, and I have a who range of things in place to help me with chronic pain - a mobility scooter to get around on, bars in my house to hold on to, a chair in the shower...
I have an exercise plan, physio when I need it - and some pain relief for when nothing else works. Its controlled tightly - low dose, it's prescription only and no rpts on the script - all just in case - but I've never abused it.
Drinking bought me to a bad dark, miserable place mentally. I'm far more optimistic and stoic now I'm sober.
Just some food for thought