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Working a job while using Prialt

Hello everyone,
So I have a question, I have the Prialt pump for my crps, no other drigs, blocks, or therapy helped with the pain. The prialt trial went wonderfully, no side effects at all. So what I am worried about is if I will be able to return to my factory job with the pain pump in place.
I know ask my dr., but sometimes talking to people that have one makes it a little easier. So anyone with a pain pump mind answering that would be great.

Thank you


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • I have had te Medtronics pump for a year now and I am trying for ssdi. Too much can go wrong and can't be around large motors , welders... Too much movement. I have already had the problem with my catheter pulling out if spine due to a fall.
  • as long as you physician(s) clear you medically should be ok. some will probably depend on if you have enough pain control to manage work. I was nearly ready to file disability at one point, not because I physically couldn't perform my job, but because I couldn't handle it mentally with all the pain I had. Glad I'm past that now. If you are wondering about being allowed to work with the pain meds from the pump in your system it would depend on your employer. It would seem that you would be much less likely to be impaired from meds via pump that pills that give ups and downs. I presume the meds will show on an employment drug screen which should not be a problem as long as you have a explanation from your physician that these meds are prescribed for you. Best of luck to you in meeting your goals d/sprettygirl. Keep us posted on how things go with the pump.
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