ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 724.9

Back disorder NOS

Diagnosis Code 724.9

ICD-9: 724.9
Short Description: Back disorder NOS
Long Description: Other unspecified back disorders
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 724.9

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (710–739)
    • Dorsopathies (720-724)
      • 724 Other and unspecified disorders of back

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Ankylosis of spine
  • Back problem
  • Cervical spine ankylosis
  • Cervical spine stiff
  • Cervicothoracic ankylosis
  • Complete ankylosis of the spine
  • Compression of spinal nerve root
  • Disorder of back
  • Disorder of cervical spine
  • Disorder of lumbar disc
  • Disorder of lumbar spine
  • Disorder of sacrococcygeal spine
  • Disorder of spinal region
  • Disorder of thoracic spine
  • Disorder of vertebral column
  • Dysfunction of cervicothoracic region
  • Flatback syndrome
  • Lesion of thoracic spine
  • Lumbar ache - renal
  • Lumbar spine unstable
  • On examination - lumbar spine abnormal
  • On examination - thoracic spine abnormal
  • Osseous and subluxation stenosis of intervertebral foramina
  • Thoracic spine ankylosis
  • Thoracic spine cool
  • Thoracic spine hot
  • Thoracic spine inflamed
  • Thoracic spine instability
  • Thoracolumbar ankylosis
  • Vertebral column syndromes
  • Weakness of back

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 724.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Back Pain

Also called: Backache, Lumbago

If you've ever groaned, "Oh, my aching back!", you are not alone. Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and usually lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Back pain is called chronic if it lasts for more than three months.

Most back pain goes away on its own, though it may take awhile. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers and resting can help. However, staying in bed for more than 1 or 2 days can make it worse.

If your back pain is severe or doesn't improve after three days, you should call your health care provider. You should also get medical attention if you have back pain following an injury.

Treatment for back pain depends on what kind of pain you have, and what is causing it. It may include hot or cold packs, exercise, medicines, injections, complementary treatments, and sometimes surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Back pain - returning to work
  • Back pain - when you see the doctor
  • Back pain and sports
  • Chiropractic care for back pain
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy for back pain
  • Low back pain - acute
  • Low back pain - chronic
  • MRI and low back pain
  • Returning to sports after a back injury
  • Sacroiliac joint pain - aftercare
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Taking care of your back at home
  • Taking narcotics for back pain

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