ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 339.89

Headache syndrome NEC

Diagnosis Code 339.89

ICD-9: 339.89
Short Description: Headache syndrome NEC
Long Description: Other headache syndromes
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 339.89

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system (320–359)
    • Other headache syndromes (339)
      • 339 Other headache syndromes

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • G44.89 - Other headache syndrome

  • Allergic headache
  • Chronic mixed headache syndrome
  • Cluster tic syndrome
  • Dental headache
  • Headache due to external compression of head
  • Headache due to high altitude
  • Morning headache
  • Nasal headache
  • Postseizure headache
  • Spinal and epidural anesthesia-induced headache during the puerperium
  • Viral headache

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 339.89 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Almost everyone has had a headache. Headache is the most common form of pain. It's a major reason people miss days at work or school or visit the doctor.

The most common type of headache is a tension headache. Tension headaches are due to tight muscles in your shoulders, neck, scalp and jaw. They are often related to stress, depression or anxiety. You are more likely to get tension headaches if you work too much, don't get enough sleep, miss meals, or use alcohol.

Other common types of headaches include migraines, cluster headaches, and sinus headaches. Most people can feel much better by making lifestyle changes, learning ways to relax and taking pain relievers.

Not all headaches require a doctor's attention. But sometimes headaches warn of a more serious disorder. Let your health care provider know if you have sudden, severe headaches. Get medical help right away if you have a headache after a blow to your head, or if you have a headache along with a stiff neck, fever, confusion, loss of consciousness, or pain in the eye or ear.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Cluster headache
  • Headache
  • Headaches -- danger signs
  • Managing tension headaches at home
  • Tension headache

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