ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 994.6

Motion sickness

Diagnosis Code 994.6

ICD-9: 994.6
Short Description: Motion sickness
Long Description: Motion sickness
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 994.6

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Other and unspecified effects of external causes (990-995)
      • 994 Effects of other external causes

Information for Medical Professionals

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Information for Patients

Motion Sickness

Also called: Airsickness, Carsickness, Seasickness

Motion sickness is a common problem in people traveling by car, train, airplanes and especially boats. Motion sickness can start suddenly, with a queasy feeling and cold sweats. It can then lead to dizziness and nausea and vomiting.

Your brain senses movement by getting signals from your inner ears, eyes, muscles and joints. When it gets signals that do not match, you can get motion sickness. For example, down below on a boat, your inner ear senses motion, but your eyes cannot tell you are moving.

Where you sit can make a difference. The front seat of a car, forward cars of a train, upper deck on a boat or wing seats in a plane may give you a smoother ride. Looking out into the distance - instead of trying to read or look at something in the vehicle - can also help.

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