Excellent tips for ICD 10 code for degenerative disc disease


Basics about degenerative disc disease ICD 10 code


A degenerative disc disease occurs when invertertebral disc loses its integrity eventually causing pain. Several factors cause degenerative disc disease. For example, when the disc loses water content because of age, tears in the outer core of the disc due to complex physical activities, which makes it unable to absorb shocks. Today, we will learn about the diagnosis ICD 10 code for degenerative disc disease. There are different ICD 10 codes for cervical, lumbar and thoracic degenerative disc disease. Let us check more about ICD 10 code for degenerative disc disease.

ICD 10 code for degenerative disc disease

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Symptoms of ICD 10 code degenerative disc disease


There are several signs and symptoms for disc disease. The most common symptoms for degenerative disc disease is back pain. The other common symptoms for degenerative disc disease  ICD 10 codeare below.

•    Numbness and tingling in the extremities
•    Weakness in the leg muscles
•    Pain in the neck that may radiate to the arms and hands
•    Pain that gets worse when bending, lifting or twisting

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Real ICD 10 code for Degenerative Disc Disease


As I have told there are separate degenerative disc disease for cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Let us check out a list of Degenerative disc disease ICD 10 codes below.

M50.30: Other cervical disc degeneration, unspecified cervical region
M50.31: Other cervical disc degeneration, high cervical region
M50.32: Other cervical disc degeneration, mid-cervical region
M50.33: Other cervical disc degeneration, cervicothoracic region
M51.34 Other intervertebral disc degeneration, thoracic region
M51.35 Other intervertebral disc degeneration, thoracolumbar region
M51.36 Other intervertebral disc degeneration, lumbar region
M51.37 Other intervertebral disc degeneration, lumbosacral region

Synonyms for ICD 10 code for degenerative disc disease


Degeneration of intervertebral disc of lower back
Degeneration of  thoracic intervertebral disc
Degenerative disc disease of  cervical spine
Degenerative disc disease, lower back
Lumbar disc degeneration

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