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Spine-Health Social Dictionary

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in New Member Introductions
For anyone wanting to know abbreviations and what they mean:

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
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
PTS- post traumatic stress
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
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---



  • I sometimes feel webtarded (no offense). I appreciate this.

    One Love,

  • Stephanie has just created a new one.... WT=webtarded :))(
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  • Oh, this list is so helpful. Thank you!
  • Thanks Ben, very helpful,
    I would like to say I'm WebTarded too.
  • and I must give credit to our friend Cosmic for putting list together. I had posted it to another member that was asking for it. After posting, I recieved questions from other members concerning abbr., so I thought it appropriate for newcomers.
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