ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 952.02

Anterior cord synd/c1-c4

Diagnosis Code 952.02

ICD-9: 952.02
Short Description: Anterior cord synd/c1-c4
Long Description: C1-C4 level with anterior cord syndrome
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 952.02

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Injury to nerves and spinal cord (950-957)
      • 952 Spinal cord injury without evidence of spinal bone injury

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Anterior cervical spinal cord injury, without injury to spinal bone, C1-4
  • Injury at C1-C4 level with anterior cord syndrome AND without bone injury

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 952.02 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Injury 959.9
      • spinal (cord) 952.9
        • cervical (C1-C4)�952.00
          • with
            • anterior cord syndrome 952.02

Information for Patients

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

  • Daily bowel care program
  • Indwelling catheter care
  • Self catheterization - female
  • Self catheterization - male
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Spinal injury
  • Suprapubic catheter care
  • Thoracic spine CT scan
  • Urinary catheters
  • Urine drainage bags

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