Welcome to the chronic pain forum of Healing Well. Like others have said, we can offer support, but we aren't doctors either, so the terminology often confuses us. You can do some research sometimes on credible sites like webmd, or sites connected with major hospitals like the Cleveland Clinic or Johns Hopkins, but even then you probably won't be able to understand the terminology completely.
I would suggest making a list of your questions and an appointmemt with your doctor and politely ask to have him/her explain it to you so you understand. Sometimes you can call the office and speak to a nurse, and then can help. It all depends on your how your doctor's office is set up, and whether the nurse can answer what you're asking.
Post Edited (PAlady) : 9/22/2009 11:02:39 AM (GMT-6)