ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M49.80

Spondylopathy in diseases classified elsewhere, site unsp

Diagnosis Code M49.80

ICD-10: M49.80
Short Description: Spondylopathy in diseases classified elsewhere, site unsp
Long Description: Spondylopathy in diseases classified elsewhere, site unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M49.80

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
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Manifestation diagnoses Additional informationCallout TooltipManifestation diagnoses
Manifestation codes describe the manifestation of an underlying disease, not the disease itself, and therefore should not be used as a principal diagnosis.

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M49.80 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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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.

  • Inflammatory spondylopathy
  • Inflammatory spondylopathy associated with another disorder
  • Neuropathic spondylopathy

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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