ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G44.209

Tension-type headache, unspecified, not intractable

Diagnosis Code G44.209

ICD-10: G44.209
Short Description: Tension-type headache, unspecified, not intractable
Long Description: Tension-type headache, unspecified, not intractable
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G44.209

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system
    • Episodic and paroxysmal disorders (G40-G47)
      • Other headache syndromes (G44)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code G44.209 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Tension-type headache

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code G44.209 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Almost everyone has had a headache. Headache is the most common form of pain. It's a major reason people miss days at work or school or visit the doctor.

The most common type of headache is a tension headache. Tension headaches are due to tight muscles in your shoulders, neck, scalp and jaw. They are often related to stress, depression or anxiety. You are more likely to get tension headaches if you work too much, don't get enough sleep, miss meals, or use alcohol.

Other common types of headaches include migraines, cluster headaches, and sinus headaches. Most people can feel much better by making lifestyle changes, learning ways to relax and taking pain relievers.

Not all headaches require a doctor's attention. But sometimes headaches warn of a more serious disorder. Let your health care provider know if you have sudden, severe headaches. Get medical help right away if you have a headache after a blow to your head, or if you have a headache along with a stiff neck, fever, confusion, loss of consciousness, or pain in the eye or ear.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Cluster headache
  • Headache
  • Headaches -- danger signs
  • Managing tension headaches at home
  • Tension headache

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