Diagnosis Code 724.09
Information for Medical Professionals
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- M48.08 - Spinal stenosis, sacral and sacrococcygeal region (approximate) Approximate Flag
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- Connective tissue and disc stenosis of intervertebral foramina
- Stenosis of spinal canal due to connective tissue
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 724.09 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Stenosis (cicatricial) - SEE ALSO See Also
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Information for Patients
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
- Spinal fusion
- Spinal stenosis
- Spine surgery - discharge
- What Is Spinal Stenosis? - NIH