ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M46.56

Other infective spondylopathies, lumbar region

Diagnosis Code M46.56

ICD-10: M46.56
Short Description: Other infective spondylopathies, lumbar region
Long Description: Other infective spondylopathies, lumbar region
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M46.56

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Spondylopathies (M45-M49)
      • Other inflammatory spondylopathies (M46)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M46.56 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 551 - MEDICAL BACK PROBLEMS WITH MCC
  • 552 - MEDICAL BACK PROBLEMS WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Arthropathy of lumbar facet joint
  • Bacterial arthritis of facet joint of lumbar spine
  • Infection of lumbar spine
  • Lumbar arthritis

Information for Patients


Spine Injuries and Disorders

Your backbone, or spine, is made up of 26 bone discs called vertebrae. The vertebrae protect your spinal cord and allow you to stand and bend. A number of problems can change the structure of the spine or damage the vertebrae and surrounding tissue. They include

  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Tumors
  • Conditions, such as ankylosing spondylitis and scoliosis
  • Bone changes that come with age, such as spinal stenosis and herniated disks

Spinal diseases often cause pain when bone changes put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. They can also limit movement. Treatments differ by disease, but sometimes they include back braces and surgery.

  • Compression fractures of the back (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foraminotomy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Kyphosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Laminectomy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lordosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spinal fusion (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spine surgery - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spondylolisthesis (Medical Encyclopedia)


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