ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S34.109S

Unsp injury to unsp level of lumbar spinal cord, sequela

Diagnosis Code S34.109S

ICD-10: S34.109S
Short Description: Unsp injury to unsp level of lumbar spinal cord, sequela
Long Description: Unspecified injury to unspecified level of lumbar spinal cord, sequela
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S34.109S

Valid for Submission
The code S34.109S is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine, pelvis and external genitals (S30-S39)
      • Inj lower spinl cord and nrv at abd, low back and pelv level (S34)

Information for Medical Professionals

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The code S34.109S is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Closed fracture of lumbar spine with spinal cord lesion
  • Closed fracture of lumbar vertebra with spinal cord injury
  • Fracture of lumbar spine with cord lesion
  • Injury of lumbar spine
  • Injury of nerves and lumbar spinal cord at abdomen, lower back and pelvis level
  • Laceration of back
  • Laceration of lumbar cord
  • Laceration of spinal cord
  • Lumbar cord injury without spinal bone injury
  • Open fracture of lumbar spine with spinal cord lesion
  • Open fracture of lumbar vertebra with spinal cord injury
  • Spinal dislocation with lumbar cord lesion
  • Spinal subluxation with lumbar cord lesion

Information for Patients

Spinal Cord Injuries

Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. It carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. A spinal cord injury disrupts the signals. Spinal cord injuries usually begin with a blow that fractures or dislocates your vertebrae, the bone disks that make up your spine. Most injuries don't cut through your spinal cord. Instead, they cause damage when pieces of vertebrae tear into cord tissue or press down on the nerve parts that carry signals.

Spinal cord injuries can be complete or incomplete. With a complete spinal cord injury, the cord can't send signals below the level of the injury. As a result, you are paralyzed below the injury. With an incomplete injury, you have some movement and sensation below the injury.

A spinal cord injury is a medical emergency. Immediate treatment can reduce long-term effects. Treatments may include medicines, braces or traction to stabilize the spine, and surgery. Later treatment usually includes medicines and rehabilitation therapy. Mobility aids and assistive devices may help you to get around and do some daily tasks.

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