Table 3: Pain scores over time.

Time10 mL alcohol20 mL alcohol
N MeanSD% relief*N MeanSD% relief*

Baseline105.92.81105.53.06
24 hours 102.91.7980%93.63.567%
Week 1 83.753.2850%103.62.560%
Week 283.882.963%83.133.2775%
Week 3 83.132.8575%81.882.1788%
Week 4 421.83100%52.22.17100%
Week 542.750.5100%321.73100%
Week 6311.73100%222.83100%

NRS: numeric rating scale (0–10), SD: standard deviation, *pain relief as defined by a 30% reduction in pain scores without an increase in pain medication consumption.