ICD-10-CM Code M51.17

Intervertebral disc disorders with radiculopathy, lumbosacral region

Version 2020 Billable Code Orthopedics

Valid for Submission

M51.17 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of intervertebral disc disorders with radiculopathy, lumbosacral region. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code M51.17 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like disorder of lumbosacral intervertebral disc, finding of sensation of lumbar spine, lumbago with sciatica, lumbago-sciatica due to displacement of lumbar intervertebral disc, radiculopathy co-occurrent and due to lumbosacral intervertebral disc disorder, radiculopathy of lumbosacral spine due to disc disorder, etc

The code is commonly used in orthopedics medical specialties to specify clinical concepts such as thoracic, thoracolumbar, and lumbosacral intervertebral disc disorders.

ICD-10:M51.17
Short Description:Intvrt disc disorders w radiculopathy, lumbosacral region
Long Description:Intervertebral disc disorders with radiculopathy, lumbosacral region

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code M51.17 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Disorder of lumbosacral intervertebral disc
  • Finding of sensation of lumbar spine
  • Lumbago with sciatica
  • Lumbago-sciatica due to displacement of lumbar intervertebral disc
  • Radiculopathy co-occurrent and due to lumbosacral intervertebral disc disorder
  • Radiculopathy of lumbosacral spine due to disc disorder
  • Vertebral joint pain

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code M51.17 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 551 - MEDICAL BACK PROBLEMS WITH MCC
  • 552 - MEDICAL BACK PROBLEMS WITHOUT MCC

Convert M51.17 to ICD-9

  • 722.93 - Disc dis NEC/NOS-lumbar (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other dorsopathies (M50-M54)
      • Thoracic, thoracolum, and lumbosacral intvrt disc disorders (M51)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Your peripheral nerves are the ones outside your brain and spinal cord. Like static on a telephone line, peripheral nerve disorders distort or interrupt the messages between the brain and the rest of the body.

There are more than 100 kinds of peripheral nerve disorders. They can affect one nerve or many nerves. Some are the result of other diseases, like diabetic nerve problems. Others, like Guillain-Barre syndrome, happen after a virus infection. Still others are from nerve compression, like carpal tunnel syndrome or thoracic outlet syndrome. In some cases, like complex regional pain syndrome and brachial plexus injuries, the problem begins after an injury. Some people are born with peripheral nerve disorders.

Symptoms often start gradually, and then get worse. They include

  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Burning or tingling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sensitivity to touch

Treatment aims to treat any underlying problem, reduce pain and control symptoms.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


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Spine Injuries and Disorders

Your backbone, or spine, is made up of 26 bone discs called vertebrae. The vertebrae protect your spinal cord and allow you to stand and bend. A number of problems can change the structure of the spine or damage the vertebrae and surrounding tissue. They include

  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Tumors
  • Conditions, such as ankylosing spondylitis and scoliosis
  • Bone changes that come with age, such as spinal stenosis and herniated disks

Spinal diseases often cause pain when bone changes put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. They can also limit movement. Treatments differ by disease, but sometimes they include back braces and surgery.


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