ICD-10-CM Code S19.9XXA

Unspecified injury of neck, initial encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

S19.9XXA is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified injury of neck, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S19.9XXA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like head and neck injury, headache due to injury of head and neck, injury of anterior neck, injury of back of neck, injury of cervical region of back, injury of cervical spine, etc

Short Description:Unspecified injury of neck, initial encounter
Long Description:Unspecified injury of neck, initial encounter


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

  • Head and neck injury
  • Headache due to injury of head and neck
  • Injury of anterior neck
  • Injury of back of neck
  • Injury of cervical region of back
  • Injury of cervical spine
  • Injury of face and neck
  • Injury of neck
  • Injury of upper respiratory tract
  • Multiple injuries of neck
  • Posttraumatic headache

Convert S19.9XXA to ICD-9

  • 959.09 - Face & neck injury (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the neck (S10-S19)
      • Other specified and unspecified injuries of neck (S19)

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

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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