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letter abbreviations

j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,728
Hi,In the old forum there was a way I could find a glossary of letter abbreviations like xlif, ddd or plif ect. I can't seem to find a way to get that info. on the new site. Can anyone help?
Thanks, Jim
Click my name to see my Medical history
You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
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  • I know someone brought it over from the old site. I thought it was stickeyed in newbies forum. But for whatever reason, alot of stickey's are missing??? I think the forum looks better w/o all those stickies but the info is valuable, obviously.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,729
    by clicking on FAQ, One of the items is the Spine-Health Glossary
    Here is what the FAQ will point to:
    Spine-Health Glossary
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,728
    Thanks for the help guys but I wasn't able to find anything. I think that information was on a thread on the old site that Ron turned me on to. A long time ago.
    Thanks, Jim
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,728
    That's a medical terms glossary. I remember it was someone who posted on a forum on the old site. It was so you could easily look up the letter abbreviations of procedures, specialists, etc abbreviations that not everyone would know what they mean, like alif, ddd, pm, ns pcif, os, pc, plif, ect., Anyway thanks so much for the effort.
    Thanks, Jim
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
  • Jim, I knew it was there...just took some looking to find it. Original post was by Cosmic so I can't take credit.

    Medical
    ACDF--Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
    ADR--Artificial Disc Replacement
    ALIF--Anterior lumbar interbody fusion
    ALS--Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    ASDC--American Sleep Disorder Centers
    BGS--bone growth stimulator
    BMP--Bone Morphogenic Protein
    BP--Blood Pressure
    BT or BTP --Break Thru Pain
    CESI--Cervical Epidural Steriod Injection
    CP--Chronic Pain
    CPS--Central Pain Syndrome
    CRPS--Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
    DDD--Degenerated� Disc Disease
    DJD--Degenerative Joint Disease
    EDS--Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
    ESI--Epidural Spinal Injections
    ER- extended release
    FM or FMS--Fibromyalgia Syndrome
    FWIW--For What Its Worth
    GBS--Guillian Barre Syndrome
    GI--Gastroenterologist
    GP--General Practioner
    IC--Interstitial Cystitis
    IT--Intrathecal Pump (Pain Med Pump)
    IR--Immediate Relief
    JRA--Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
    LA--Long Acting
    LBP- low back pain
    LSI--Laser Spine Institute
    MMI--Maximum Medical Improvement
    mser- morphine sulphate extended release
    MSIR--Morphine Sulphate Instant Release
    MS--Multiple Sclerosis
    MT--Massage Therapy
    NS- neurosurgeon
    OA--Osteoarthritis
    OS--Orthopedic Surgeon
    PA--Physician Assistant
    PCP--Primary Care Physician
    PHN--Post Herpetic Neuralgia
    PIA- pain in the ---
    PLIF--Posterior lumbar interbody fusion
    PLMD--Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
    PM--Pain Management
    PRN--As needed
    PTM--Personal Therapy Manager
    PT--Physical Therapy
    PTS- post traumatic stress
    RA--Rheumatoid Arthritis
    RDFS--Patient/Doctor Frustration Syndrome
    Rheumy--Rheumatologist
    RLS--Restless Leg Syndrome
    RSD--Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
    SCS--spinal cord stimulator
    SH--Spine Health
    SSDI--Social Security Disability Income
    SSI--Social Security Income
    TLIF--Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
    TMI- too much info
    TPI--Trigger Point Injections
    WC--Workers Compensation



    Social
    b/c--Because
    BF- boyfriend
    brb--Be Right Back
    FYI--For Your Information
    IMAO--In My Arrogant Opinion
    IMHO--In My Humble Opinion
    LMAO- laughing my --- off
    LOL--Laugh Out Loud
    Mod- moderator
    PMSL--Pi$$ed MySelf Laughing
    ROFL- Roll on floor laughing
    ROFLOL--Rolling on Floor Laughing Out Loud
    SO- significant other
    TC--Take Care
    WB--Welcome Back
    WTF--What The F---
  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,728
    Yep, that's it. You are the man. somebody give him some points. If I was in charge I'd give ya 3,000
    Thanks a lot, Jim
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
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