ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G24.3

Spasmodic torticollis

Diagnosis Code G24.3

ICD-10: G24.3
Short Description: Spasmodic torticollis
Long Description: Spasmodic torticollis
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G24.3

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Extrapyramidal and movement disorders (G20-G26)
      • Dystonia (G24)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 333.83 - Spasmodic torticollis

  • Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy
  • Isolated cervical dystonia
  • Isolated cervical dystonia
  • Isolated cervical dystonia
  • Muscle spasms of head AND/OR neck
  • Muscle spasms of head AND/OR neck
  • Muscle spasms of head AND/OR neck
  • Spasmodic retrocollis
  • Spasmodic torticollis
  • Spasmodic torticollis
  • Spasmodic torticollis as late effect of trauma
  • Spasmodic torticollis due to infection

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Dystonia is a movement disorder that causes involuntary contractions of your muscles. These contractions result in twisting and repetitive movements. Sometimes they are painful.

Dystonia can affect just one muscle, a group of muscles or all of your muscles. Symptoms can include tremors, voice problems or a dragging foot. Symptoms often start in childhood. They can also start in the late teens or early adulthood. Some cases worsen over time. Others are mild.

Some people inherit dystonia. Others have it because of another disease. Researchers think that dystonia may be due to a problem in the part of the brain that handles messages about muscle contractions. There is no cure. Doctors use medicines, Botox injections, surgery, physical therapy, and other treatments to reduce or eliminate muscle spasms and pain.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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