ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M43.6


Diagnosis Code M43.6

ICD-10: M43.6
Short Description: Torticollis
Long Description: Torticollis
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M43.6

Valid for Submission
The code M43.6 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Deforming dorsopathies (M40-M43)
      • Other deforming dorsopathies (M43)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M43.6 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Acute muscle stiffness of neck
  • Atlantoaxial subluxation
  • Cervical spine stiff
  • Choreoathetosis
  • Decreased range of cervical spine movement
  • Dislocation of atlantoaxial joint
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Grisel's syndrome
  • Head tilt
  • Intermittent torticollis
  • Kinesiogenic choreoathetosis
  • Paroxysmal dystonia
  • Sandifer syndrome
  • Stiff back
  • Stiff neck
  • Stiff neck symptom
  • Torticollis
  • Wry neck/torticollis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code M43.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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.

  • Cervical MRI scan (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cervical spine CT scan (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cervical spondylosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Neck lump (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Neck pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Neck pain or spasms -- self care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Neck x-ray (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spinal fusion (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Torticollis (Medical Encyclopedia)

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