ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M53.1

Cervicobrachial syndrome

Diagnosis Code M53.1

ICD-10: M53.1
Short Description: Cervicobrachial syndrome
Long Description: Cervicobrachial syndrome
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M53.1

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Other dorsopathies (M50-M54)
      • Other and unspecified dorsopathies, not elsewhere classified (M53)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 723.3 - Cervicobrachial syndrome

  • Cervical syndrome
  • Cervicobrachialgia
  • Diffuse cervicobrachial syndrome
  • Pain in cervical spine

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code M53.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Brachial Plexus Injuries

The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that conducts signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Brachial plexus injuries are caused by damage to those nerves.

Symptoms may include

  • A limp or paralyzed arm
  • Lack of muscle control in the arm, hand, or wrist
  • Lack of feeling or sensation in the arm or hand

Brachial plexus injuries can occur as a result of shoulder trauma, tumors, or inflammation. Sometimes they happen during childbirth when a baby's shoulders become stuck during delivery and the nerves stretch or tear.

Some brachial plexus injuries may heal without treatment. Many children who are injured during birth improve or recover by 3 to 4 months of age. Treatment includes physical therapy and, in some cases, surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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