ICD-10-CM Code M53.80

Other specified dorsopathies, site unspecified

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

M53.80 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified dorsopathies, site unspecified. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code M53.80 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abnormal prominence of spine, broad based intervertebral disc protrusion, calcification of intervertebral cartilage and/or disc, defect of vertebral endplate, disc prolapse with myelopathy, displacement of intervertebral disc without myelopathy, etc

Short Description:Other specified dorsopathies, site unspecified
Long Description:Other specified dorsopathies, site unspecified

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 M53.80 are found in the index:


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

  • Abnormal prominence of spine
  • Broad based intervertebral disc protrusion
  • Calcification of intervertebral cartilage AND/OR disc
  • Defect of vertebral endplate
  • Disc prolapse with myelopathy
  • Displacement of intervertebral disc without myelopathy
  • Focal intervertebral disc protrusion
  • Herniation of intervertebral disc without myelopathy
  • Herniation of nucleus pulposus
  • Intervertebral disc desiccation
  • Intervertebral disc rupture
  • Intervertebral disc rupture
  • Intervertebral disc rupture
  • Migrated disc extrusion
  • Nerve root and plexus compressions in intervertebral disc disorders
  • Neuritis AND/OR radiculitis due to rupture of intervertebral disc
  • Problem of low back
  • Radial tear of annulus fibrosus of intervertebral disc
  • Radial tear of the annulus fibrosis of intervertebral disc
  • Schmorl's nodes
  • Sequestrum of intervertebral disc
  • Tear of the annulus fibrosus of intervertebral disc
  • Tear of the annulus fibrosus of intervertebral disc

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code M53.80 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.


Convert M53.80 to ICD-9

  • 724.9 - Back disorder NOS (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other dorsopathies (M50-M54)
      • Other and unspecified dorsopathies, not elsewhere classified (M53)

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

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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