ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 724.8

Other back symptoms

Diagnosis Code 724.8

ICD-9: 724.8
Short Description: Other back symptoms
Long Description: Other symptoms referable to back
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 724.8

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (710–739)
    • Dorsopathies (720-724)
      • 724 Other and unspecified disorders of back

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Bragard's sign
  • Complaining of a back symptom
  • Counternutation
  • Decreased active range of lumbar spine extension
  • Decreased active range of lumbar spine flexion
  • Decreased active range of lumbar spine left lateral flexion
  • Decreased active range of lumbar spine left rotation
  • Decreased active range of lumbar spine right lateral flexion
  • Decreased active range of lumbar spine right rotation
  • Decreased active range of thoracic spine extension
  • Decreased active range of thoracic spine flexion
  • Decreased active range of thoracic spine left lateral flexion
  • Decreased active range of thoracic spine left rotation
  • Decreased active range of thoracic spine right lateral flexion
  • Decreased active range of thoracic spine right rotation
  • Decreased passive range of lumbar spine extension
  • Decreased passive range of lumbar spine flexion
  • Decreased passive range of lumbar spine left lateral flexion
  • Decreased passive range of lumbar spine left rotation
  • Decreased passive range of lumbar spine right lateral flexion
  • Decreased passive range of lumbar spine right rotation
  • Decreased passive range of thoracic spine extension
  • Decreased passive range of thoracic spine flexion
  • Decreased passive range of thoracic spine left rotation
  • Decreased passive range of thoracic spine right rotation
  • Demianoff's sign
  • Erichsen's sign
  • Lumbar spine painful on movement
  • Myopathy with type I hypotrophy
  • Ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament
  • Panniculitis affecting back
  • Panniculitis affecting sacrum
  • Paravertebral muscle spasm
  • Putti's syndrome
  • Stiff back
  • Thoracic spine crepitus
  • Thoracic spine crepitus palpable
  • Thoracic spine stiff
  • Thoracic spine unstable

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 724.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Back Pain

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
  • Back pain - when you see the doctor
  • Back pain and sports
  • Chiropractic care for back pain
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy for back pain
  • Low back pain - acute
  • Low back pain - chronic
  • MRI and low back pain
  • Returning to sports after a back injury
  • Sacroiliac joint pain - aftercare
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Taking care of your back at home
  • Taking narcotics for back pain


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