Diagnosis Code M43.6
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code M43.6 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 723.5 - Torticollis NOS
- Acute muscle stiffness of neck
- Atlantoaxial subluxation
- Cervical spine stiff
- Decreased range of cervical spine movement
- Dislocation of atlantoaxial joint
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Grisel's syndrome
- Head tilt
- Intermittent torticollis
- Kinesiogenic choreoathetosis
- Paroxysmal dystonia
- Sandifer syndrome
- Stiff back
- Stiff neck
- Stiff neck symptom
- Wry neck/torticollis
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code M43.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- congenital (sternomastoid) torticollis (Q68.0)
- current injury - SEE "See"
The "see" instruction following a main term in the Alphabetic Index indicates that another term should be referenced. It is necessary to go to the main term referenced with the "see" note to locate the correct code. Injury, of spine, by body region
- ocular torticollis (R29.891)
- psychogenic torticollis (F45.8)
- spasmodic torticollis (G24.3)
- torticollis due to birth injury (P15.2)
Information for Patients
Neck Injuries and Disorders
Any part of your neck - muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, or nerves - can cause neck problems. Neck pain is very common. Pain may also come from your shoulder, jaw, head, or upper arms.
Muscle strain or tension often causes neck pain. The problem is usually overuse, such as from sitting at a computer for too long. Sometimes you can strain your neck muscles from sleeping in an awkward position or overdoing it during exercise. Falls or accidents, including car accidents, are another common cause of neck pain. Whiplash, a soft tissue injury to the neck, is also called neck sprain or strain.
Treatment depends on the cause, but may include applying ice, taking pain relievers, getting physical therapy or wearing a cervical collar. You rarely need surgery.
- Cervical MRI scan (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Cervical spine CT scan (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Cervical spondylosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Neck lump (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Neck pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Neck pain or spasms -- self care (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Neck x-ray (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Spinal fusion (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Torticollis (Medical Encyclopedia)