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Pain Management Acronyms and Abbreviations

Here are a few common acronyms that are used by pain management professionals

AE. Adverse effect

BDS- Bone density scan

CAM. Complementary and alternative medicine

CPM. Chronic pain management

CT. Computer Aided Tomography

DC. Doctor of Chiropractic

EMG.  Electromyography

ESI. Epidural Steroid Injection

FI. Facet Injection

FJ. Facet Joint

HRQOL. Health-related quality of life

IM. Intramuscular

IV. Intravenous

mg. Milligrams

MRI.Magnetic Resonance Imaging

NB. Nerve block

NS. Neurostimulation

NSAIDS. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

nRCT. Nonrandomized controlled trial

OT. Occupational Therapy

PM. Pain management

PT. Physical Therapy

PRP. Platelet Rich Plasma.

RFA. Radio Frequency Ablation

RSD. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

RX. Prescription Only

TENS. Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation

US. ultrasound


The information is for educational purposes only. Please make an appointment so we can formally review your medical condition.

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