Diagnosis Code M54.9
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code M54.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
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- 724.5 - Backache NOS (approximate) Approximate Flag
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- Back pain complicating pregnancy
- Back pain worse on sneezing
- Backache with radiation
- Chronic sacral pain for greater than three months
- Complaining of backache
- Discogenic pain
- Disorder characterized by back pain
- Exacerbation of backache
- Pain in spine
- Sacral back pain
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code M54.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of “other specified” codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Backache NOS
- Back pain NOS
Information for Patients
Also called: Backache, Lumbago
If you've ever groaned, "Oh, my aching back!", you are not alone. Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and usually lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Back pain is called chronic if it lasts for more than three months.
Most back pain goes away on its own, though it may take awhile. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers and resting can help. However, staying in bed for more than 1 or 2 days can make it worse.
If your back pain is severe or doesn't improve after three days, you should call your health care provider. You should also get medical attention if you have back pain following an injury.
Treatment for back pain depends on what kind of pain you have, and what is causing it. It may include hot or cold packs, exercise, medicines, injections, complementary treatments, and sometimes surgery.
NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
- Back pain - returning to work (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Back pain - when you see the doctor (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Back pain and sports (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Chiropractic care for back pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Cognitive behavioral therapy for back pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Low back pain - acute (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Low back pain - chronic (Medical Encyclopedia)
- MRI and low back pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Sacroiliac joint pain - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Taking care of your back at home (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Taking narcotics for back pain (Medical Encyclopedia)