ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M51

Thoracic, thoracolum, and lumbosacral intvrt disc disorders

Diagnosis Code M51

ICD-10: M51
Short Description: Thoracic, thoracolum, and lumbosacral intvrt disc disorders
Long Description: Thoracic, thoracolumbar, and lumbosacral intervertebral disc disorders
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M51

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other dorsopathies (M50-M54)
      • Thoracic, thoracolum, and lumbosacral intvrt disc disorders (M51)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code M51 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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