ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M79.2

Neuralgia and neuritis, unspecified

Diagnosis Code M79.2

ICD-10: M79.2
Short Description: Neuralgia and neuritis, unspecified
Long Description: Neuralgia and neuritis, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M79.2

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Other soft tissue disorders (M70-M79)
      • Oth and unsp soft tissue disorders, not elsewhere classified (M79)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Atypical neuralgia
  • Cluster tic syndrome
  • Lateral femoral cutaneous neuralgia
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuralgia associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Neuralgia/neuritis - ankle/foot
  • Neuralgia/neuritis - forearm
  • Neuralgia/neuritis - hand
  • Neuralgia/neuritis - lower leg
  • Neuralgia/neuritis - multiple
  • Neuralgia/neuritis - pelvis/thigh
  • Neuralgia/neuritis - shoulder
  • Neuralgia/neuritis - upper arm
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Neurogenic pain
  • Neurological pain disorder
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Neuropathic pain caused by radiation
  • Peripheral neuralgia
  • Peripheral neurogenic pain
  • Peripheral neuropathic pain
  • Peripheral neuropathy due to inflammation
  • Peripheral neuropathy of upper limb due to inflammatory disease
  • Postinfectious neuralgia
  • Reminiscent neuralgia
  • Segmental peripheral neuralgia
  • Supraorbital neuralgia

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Pain is a feeling triggered in the nervous system. Pain may be sharp or dull. It may come and go, or it may be constant. You may feel pain in one area of your body, such as your back, abdomen or chest or you may feel pain all over, such as when your muscles ache from the flu.

Pain can be helpful in diagnosing a problem. Without pain, you might seriously hurt yourself without knowing it, or you might not realize you have a medical problem that needs treatment. Once you take care of the problem, pain usually goes away. However, sometimes pain goes on for weeks, months or even years. This is called chronic pain. Sometimes chronic pain is due to an ongoing cause, such as cancer or arthritis. Sometimes the cause is unknown.

Fortunately, there are many ways to treat pain. Treatment varies depending on the cause of pain. Pain relievers, acupuncture and sometimes surgery are helpful.

  • Aches and pains during pregnancy
  • Neuralgia
  • Palliative care - managing pain

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Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Also called: Neuritis, Peripheral neuritis, Peripheral neuropathy

Your peripheral nerves are the ones outside your brain and spinal cord. Like static on a telephone line, peripheral nerve disorders distort or interrupt the messages between the brain and the rest of the body.

There are more than 100 kinds of peripheral nerve disorders. They can affect one nerve or many nerves. Some are the result of other diseases, like diabetic nerve problems. Others, like Guillain-Barre syndrome, happen after a virus infection. Still others are from nerve compression, like carpal tunnel syndrome or thoracic outlet syndrome. In some cases, like complex regional pain syndrome and brachial plexus injuries, the problem begins after an injury. Some people are born with peripheral nerve disorders.

Symptoms often start gradually, and then get worse. They include

  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Burning or tingling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sensitivity to touch

Treatment aims to treat any underlying problem, reduce pain and control symptoms.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Axillary nerve dysfunction
  • Chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy
  • Common peroneal nerve dysfunction
  • Distal median nerve dysfunction
  • Femoral nerve dysfunction
  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • Metabolic neuropathies
  • Mononeuritis multiplex
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuropathy secondary to drugs
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Radial nerve dysfunction
  • Sensorimotor polyneuropathy
  • Tibial nerve dysfunction
  • Ulnar nerve dysfunction

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