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Spine Health Social Dictionary

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:19 AM in New Member Introductions
Here is a list of acronyms that are frequently used by members of SH (spine health). There is your first one . If anyone thinks of anymore I will keep adding but what we have now is good to start with. Thanks to all those who contributed to this very useful list!

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
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
LTD-- Long Term Disability
MMI--Maximum Medical Improvement
mser- morphine sulphate extended release
MSIR--Morphine Sulphate Instant Release
MS--Multiple Sclerosis
MT--Massage Therapy
NS- neurosurgeon
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
PTSD- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
RA--Rheumatoid Arthritis
RDFS--Patient/Doctor Frustration Syndrome
RLS--Restless Leg Syndrome
RSD--Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
SCS--spinal cord stimulator
SH--Spine Health
SSDI--Social Security Disability Income
SSI--Social Security Income
STD--Short Term Disability
TLIF--Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
TMI- too much info
TPI--Trigger Point Injections
WC--Workers Compensation

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---



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