ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M62.838

Other muscle spasm

Diagnosis Code M62.838

ICD-10: M62.838
Short Description: Other muscle spasm
Long Description: Other muscle spasm
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M62.838

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Disorders of muscles (M60-M63)
      • Other disorders of muscle (M62)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M62.838 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITH MCC 555
  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITHOUT MCC 556

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Synonyms
  • Lower limb spasticity
  • Muscle spasm of cervical muscle of neck
  • Muscle spasms of head AND/OR neck
  • Muscle spasticity of spinal origin
  • Muscle tension
  • Myospasm of masticatory muscle
  • On examination - muscle tone spastic
  • Protective muscle spasm
  • Smooth muscle spasm
  • Spasm of cervical paraspinous muscle
  • Spasm of piriformis muscle
  • Spasm of skeletal muscle of thorax
  • Stress-induced muscle tension
  • Upper limb spasticity

Information for Patients


Neuromuscular Disorders

Neuromuscular disorders affect the nerves that control your voluntary muscles. Voluntary muscles are the ones you can control, like in your arms and legs. Your nerve cells, also called neurons, send the messages that control these muscles. When the neurons become unhealthy or die, communication between your nervous system and muscles breaks down. As a result, your muscles weaken and waste away. The weakness can lead to twitching, cramps, aches and pains, and joint and movement problems. Sometimes it also affects heart function and your ability to breathe.

Examples of neuromuscular disorders include

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Spinal muscular atrophy

Many neuromuscular diseases are genetic, which means they run in families or there is a mutation in your genes. Sometimes, an immune system disorder can cause them. Most of them have no cure. The goal of treatment is to improve symptoms, increase mobility and lengthen life.

  • Apraxia
  • Hand or foot spasms
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Muscle function loss
  • Muscle twitching
  • Myotonia congenita
  • Spasticity


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