ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G12.29

Other motor neuron disease

Diagnosis Code G12.29

ICD-10: G12.29
Short Description: Other motor neuron disease
Long Description: Other motor neuron disease
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G12.29

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system
    • Systemic atrophies primarily affecting the central nervous system (G10-G14)
      • Spinal muscular atrophy and related syndromes (G12)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Anterior horn cell disease
  • Bulbar weakness
  • Hereditary motor neuron disease
  • Madras-type motor neurone disease
  • Paraneoplastic motor neurone disease
  • Primary lateral sclerosis
  • Progressive pseudobulbar palsy
  • Pseudobulbar palsy
  • Supranuclear paralysis
  • Troyer syndrome
  • Upper motor neuron disease
  • Western Pacific motor neurone disease

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code G12.29 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Also called: ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a nervous system disease that attacks nerve cells called neurons in your brain and spinal cord. These neurons transmit messages from your brain and spinal cord to your voluntary muscles - the ones you can control, like in your arms and legs. At first, this causes mild muscle problems. Some people notice

  • Trouble walking or running
  • Trouble writing
  • Speech problems

Eventually, you lose your strength and cannot move. When muscles in your chest fail, you cannot breathe. A breathing machine can help, but most people with ALS die from respiratory failure.

The disease usually strikes between age 40 and 60. More men than women get it. No one knows what causes ALS. It can run in families, but usually it strikes at random. There is no cure. Medicines can relieve symptoms and, sometimes, prolong survival.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Swallowing problems

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Neuromuscular Disorders

Neuromuscular disorders affect the nerves that control your voluntary muscles. Voluntary muscles are the ones you can control, like in your arms and legs. Your nerve cells, also called neurons, send the messages that control these muscles. When the neurons become unhealthy or die, communication between your nervous system and muscles breaks down. As a result, your muscles weaken and waste away. The weakness can lead to twitching, cramps, aches and pains, and joint and movement problems. Sometimes it also affects heart function and your ability to breathe.

Examples of neuromuscular disorders include

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Spinal muscular atrophy

Many neuromuscular diseases are genetic, which means they run in families or there is a mutation in your genes. Sometimes, an immune system disorder can cause them. Most of them have no cure. The goal of treatment is to improve symptoms, increase mobility and lengthen life.

  • Apraxia
  • Hand or foot spasms
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Muscle function loss
  • Muscle twitching
  • Myotonia congenita
  • Spasticity

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