ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S14.157A

Oth incomplete lesion at C7, init

Diagnosis Code S14.157A

ICD-10: S14.157A
Short Description: Oth incomplete lesion at C7, init
Long Description: Other incomplete lesion at C7 level of cervical spinal cord, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S14.157A

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the neck (S10-S19)
      • Injury of nerves and spinal cord at neck level (S14)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Incomplete cervical spinal cord injury, unspecified, without spinal bone injury, C5-7
  • Incomplete spinal cord lesion at C5-C7 level without bone injury
  • Injury at C5-C7 level with posterior cord syndrome AND without bone injury
  • Open fracture of C5-C7 level with incomplete spinal cord lesion
  • Open fracture of C5-C7 level with posterior cord syndrome
  • Open fracture of C5-C7 level with spinal cord injury
  • Open fracture of C5-C7 level with spinal cord injury
  • Open fracture of C5-C7 level with spinal cord injury
  • Open spinal fracture with posterior cervical cord lesion, C5-7

Information for Patients


Neck Injuries and Disorders

Any part of your neck - muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, or nerves - can cause neck problems. Neck pain is very common. Pain may also come from your shoulder, jaw, head, or upper arms.

Muscle strain or tension often causes neck pain. The problem is usually overuse, such as from sitting at a computer for too long. Sometimes you can strain your neck muscles from sleeping in an awkward position or overdoing it during exercise. Falls or accidents, including car accidents, are another common cause of neck pain. Whiplash, a soft tissue injury to the neck, is also called neck sprain or strain.

Treatment depends on the cause, but may include applying ice, taking pain relievers, getting physical therapy or wearing a cervical collar. You rarely need surgery.

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Spinal Cord Injuries

Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. It carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. A spinal cord injury disrupts the signals. Spinal cord injuries usually begin with a blow that fractures or dislocates your vertebrae, the bone disks that make up your spine. Most injuries don't cut through your spinal cord. Instead, they cause damage when pieces of vertebrae tear into cord tissue or press down on the nerve parts that carry signals.

Spinal cord injuries can be complete or incomplete. With a complete spinal cord injury, the cord can't send signals below the level of the injury. As a result, you are paralyzed below the injury. With an incomplete injury, you have some movement and sensation below the injury.

A spinal cord injury is a medical emergency. Immediate treatment can reduce long-term effects. Treatments may include medicines, braces or traction to stabilize the spine, and surgery. Later treatment usually includes medicines and rehabilitation therapy. Mobility aids and assistive devices may help you to get around and do some daily tasks.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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