Specific code icon 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M43.6


    2015 2016 Billable Code

  • M43.6 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M43.6. Other international ICD-10 versions may differ.

Clinical Information
  • A symptom, not a disease, of a twisted neck. In most instances, the head is tipped toward one side and the chin rotated toward the other. The involuntary muscle contractions in the neck region of patients with torticollis can be due to congenital defects, trauma, inflammation, tumors, and neurological or other factors.
  • Contracted state of the cervical muscles, producing twisting of the neck and an unnatural position of the head.
Description Synonyms
  • Neck stiffness
  • Sandifer syndrome
  • Stiff neck
  • Stiffness of neck
Type 1 Excludes
  • congenital (sternomastoid) torticollis (Q68.0)
  • current injury - see Injury, of spine, by body region
  • ocular torticollis (R29.891)
  • psychogenic torticollis (F45.8)
  • spasmodic torticollis (G24.3)
  • torticollis due to birth injury (P15.2)
ICD-10-CM M43.6 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 551 Medical back problems with mcc
  • 552 Medical back problems without mcc

Convert ICD-10-CM M43.6 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM M43.6: