ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S23.0XXS

Traumatic rupture of thoracic intervertebral disc, sequela

Diagnosis Code S23.0XXS

ICD-10: S23.0XXS
Short Description: Traumatic rupture of thoracic intervertebral disc, sequela
Long Description: Traumatic rupture of thoracic intervertebral disc, sequela
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S23.0XXS

Valid for Submission
The code S23.0XXS is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the thorax (S20-S29)
      • Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments of thorax (S23)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code S23.0XXS is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 562 - FRACTURE SPRAIN, STRAIN AND DISLOCATION EXCEPT FEMUR, HIP, PELVIS AND THIGH WITH MCC
  • 563 - FRACTURE SPRAIN, STRAIN AND DISLOCATION EXCEPT FEMUR, HIP, PELVIS AND THIGH WITHOUT MCC

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The code S23.0XXS is exempt from POA reporting.

Information for Patients


Herniated Disk

Also called: Bulging disk, Compressed disk, Herniated intervertebral disk, Herniated nucleus pulposus, Prolapsed disk, Ruptured disk, Slipped disk

Your backbone, or spine, is made up of 26 bones called vertebrae. In between them are soft disks filled with a jelly-like substance. These disks cushion the vertebrae and keep them in place. As you age, the disks break down or degenerate. As they do, they lose their cushioning ability. This can lead to pain if the back is stressed.

A herniated disk is a disk that ruptures. This allows the jelly-like center of the disk to leak, irritating the nearby nerves. This can cause sciatica or back pain.

Your doctor will diagnose a herniated disk with a physical exam and, sometimes, imaging tests. With treatment, most people recover. Treatments include rest, pain and anti-inflammatory medicines, physical therapy, and sometimes surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Herniated disk
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spine surgery - discharge


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