ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G04.89

Other myelitis

Diagnosis Code G04.89

ICD-10: G04.89
Short Description: Other myelitis
Long Description: Other myelitis
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G04.89

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system
    • Inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system (G00-G09)
      • Encephalitis, myelitis and encephalomyelitis (G04)

Information for Patients

Spinal Cord Diseases

Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. It carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. It is protected by your vertebrae, which are the bone disks that make up your spine. If you have an accident that damages the vertebrae or other parts of the spine, this can also injure the spinal cord. Other spinal cord problems include

  • Tumors
  • Infections such as meningitis and polio
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy

Symptoms vary but might include pain, numbness, loss of sensation and muscle weakness. These symptoms can occur around the spinal cord, and also in other areas such as your arms and legs. Treatments often include medicines and surgery.

  • Epidural abscess
  • Spinal cord abscess
  • Spinal tumor
  • Subacute combined degeneration
  • Syphilitic myelopathy

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