ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 780.96

Generalized pain

Diagnosis Code 780.96

ICD-9: 780.96
Short Description: Generalized pain
Long Description: Generalized pain
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 780.96

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 780 General symptoms

Information for Medical Professionals

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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
  • Somatoform pain disorder

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