ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M49

Spondylopathies in diseases classified elsewhere

Diagnosis Code M49

ICD-10: M49
Short Description: Spondylopathies in diseases classified elsewhere
Long Description: Spondylopathies in diseases classified elsewhere
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M49

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The code M49 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Spondylopathies (M45-M49)
      • Spondylopathies in diseases classified elsewhere (M49)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code M49 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


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
  • Foraminotomy
  • Kyphosis
  • Laminectomy
  • Lordosis
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spine surgery - discharge
  • Spondylolisthesis


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