ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M53.3

Sacrococcygeal disorders, not elsewhere classified

Diagnosis Code M53.3

ICD-10: M53.3
Short Description: Sacrococcygeal disorders, not elsewhere classified
Long Description: Sacrococcygeal disorders, not elsewhere classified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M53.3

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other dorsopathies (M50-M54)
      • Other and unspecified dorsopathies, not elsewhere classified (M53)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M53.3 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Bilateral sacroiliac joint pain
  • Chronic pain in coccyx for more than three months
  • Disorder of coccyx
  • Disorder of sacrum
  • Joint tenderness
  • On examination - sacrum abnormal
  • On examination - spine abnormal
  • Pain in left sacroiliac joint
  • Pain in right sacroiliac joint
  • Pain in spine
  • Pain in the coccyx
  • Sacral back pain
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Sacroiliac joint tender
  • Tenderness in limb
  • Tenderness in lower limb

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code M53.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Spine Injuries and Disorders

Your backbone, or spine, is made up of 26 bone discs called vertebrae. The vertebrae protect your spinal cord and allow you to stand and bend. A number of problems can change the structure of the spine or damage the vertebrae and surrounding tissue. They include

  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Tumors
  • Conditions, such as ankylosing spondylitis and scoliosis
  • Bone changes that come with age, such as spinal stenosis and herniated disks

Spinal diseases often cause pain when bone changes put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. They can also limit movement. Treatments differ by disease, but sometimes they include back braces and surgery.

  • Compression fractures of the back (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foraminotomy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Kyphosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Laminectomy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lordosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spinal fusion (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spine surgery - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spondylolisthesis (Medical Encyclopedia)

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