ICD-10-CM Code M99.2

Subluxation stenosis of neural canal

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M99.2 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of subluxation stenosis of neural canal. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M99.2
Short Description:Subluxation stenosis of neural canal
Long Description:Subluxation stenosis of neural canal

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • M99.20 - Subluxation stenosis of neural canal of head region
  • M99.21 - Subluxation stenosis of neural canal of cervical region
  • M99.22 - Subluxation stenosis of neural canal of thoracic region
  • M99.23 - Subluxation stenosis of neural canal of lumbar region
  • M99.24 - Subluxation stenosis of neural canal of sacral region
  • M99.25 - Subluxation stenosis of neural canal of pelvic region
  • M99.26 - Subluxation stenosis of neural canal of lower extremity
  • M99.27 - Subluxation stenosis of neural canal of upper extremity
  • M99.28 - Subluxation stenosis of neural canal of rib cage
  • M99.29 - Subluxation stenosis of neural canal of abdomen and other regions

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Biomechanical lesions, not elsewhere classified (M99)
      • Biomechanical lesions, not elsewhere classified (M99)

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


Dislocations

Dislocations are joint injuries that force the ends of your bones out of position. The cause is often a fall or a blow, sometimes from playing a contact sport. You can dislocate your ankles, knees, shoulders, hips, elbows and jaw. You can also dislocate your finger and toe joints. Dislocated joints often are swollen, very painful and visibly out of place. You may not be able to move it.

A dislocated joint is an emergency. If you have one, seek medical attention. Treatment depends on which joint you dislocate and the severity of the injury. It might include manipulations to reposition your bones, medicine, a splint or sling, and rehabilitation. When properly repositioned, a joint will usually function and move normally again in a few weeks. Once you dislocate a shoulder or kneecap, you are more likely to dislocate it again. Wearing protective gear during sports may help prevent dislocations.


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Spinal Stenosis

Your spine, or backbone, protects your spinal cord and allows you to stand and bend. Spinal stenosis causes narrowing in your spine. The narrowing puts pressure on your nerves and spinal cord and can cause pain.

Spinal stenosis occurs mostly in people older than 50. Younger people with a spine injury or a narrow spinal canal are also at risk. Diseases such as arthritis and scoliosis can cause spinal stenosis, too. Symptoms might appear gradually or not at all. They include

  • Pain in your neck or back
  • Numbness, weakness, cramping, or pain in your arms or legs
  • Pain going down the leg
  • Foot problems

Doctors diagnose spinal stenosis with a physical exam and imaging tests. Treatments include medications, physical therapy, braces, and surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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