2021 ICD-10-CM Code S17

Crushing injury of neck

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S17 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of crushing injury of neck. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:S17
Short Description:Crushing injury of neck
Long Description:Crushing injury of neck

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Crushing injury of neck

Header codes like S17 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for crushing injury of neck:

  • S17.0 - Crushing injury of larynx and trachea
  • S17.0XXA - Crushing injury of larynx and trachea, initial encounter
  • S17.0XXD - Crushing injury of larynx and trachea, subsequent encounter
  • S17.0XXS - Crushing injury of larynx and trachea, sequela
  • S17.8 - Crushing injury of other specified parts of neck
  • S17.8XXA - Crushing injury of other specified parts of neck, initial encounter
  • S17.8XXD - Crushing injury of other specified parts of neck, subsequent encounter
  • S17.8XXS - Crushing injury of other specified parts of neck, sequela
  • S17.9 - ... part unspecified
  • S17.9XXA - ... part unspecified, initial encounter
  • S17.9XXD - ... part unspecified, subsequent encounter
  • S17.9XXS - ... part unspecified, sequela

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S17:


Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.

7th Character Note

7th Character Note
Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.

7th Character

7th Character
Indicates that a seventh character is to be assigned to codes in a subcategory.

Information for Patients


Neck Injuries and Disorders

Any part of your neck - muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, or nerves - can cause neck problems. Neck pain is very common. Pain may also come from your shoulder, jaw, head, or upper arms.

Muscle strain or tension often causes neck pain. The problem is usually overuse, such as from sitting at a computer for too long. Sometimes you can strain your neck muscles from sleeping in an awkward position or overdoing it during exercise. Falls or accidents, including car accidents, are another common cause of neck pain. Whiplash, a soft tissue injury to the neck, is also called neck sprain or strain.

Treatment depends on the cause, but may include applying ice, taking pain relievers, getting physical therapy or wearing a cervical collar. You rarely need surgery.


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)