ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M48.06

Spinal stenosis, lumbar region

Diagnosis Code M48.06

ICD-10: M48.06
Short Description: Spinal stenosis, lumbar region
Long Description: Spinal stenosis, lumbar region
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M48.06

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The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2017. This codes was replaced for the FY 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018).

This code was replaced in the 2018 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • M48.061 - Spinal stenosis, lumbar region without neurogenic claud
  • M48.062 - Spinal stenosis, lumbar region with neurogenic claudication

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Spondylopathies (M45-M49)
      • Other spondylopathies (M48)

Information for Medical Professionals

  • Degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Iatrogenic lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Idiopathic lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Myelopathy co-occurrent and due to spinal stenosis of lumbar region
  • Neurogenic claudication
  • Neurogenic claudication co-occurrent and due to spinal stenosis of lumbar region
  • Spinal stenosis of lumbar region
  • Stenosis of lateral recess of lumbar spine

Information for Patients

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

  • Foraminotomy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Laminectomy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spinal fusion (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spinal stenosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spine surgery - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • What Is Spinal Stenosis? - NIH

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