Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M51.9

Unspecified thoracic, thoracolumbar and lumbosacral intervertebral disc disorder

  • M51.9 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, M51.9 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Description Synonyms
  • Disorder of intervertebral disc of thoracic spine
  • Disorder of lumbar disc
  • Disorder of lumbar intervertebral disc
  • Displacement of intervertebral disc without myelopathy
  • Herniated intervertebral disc
  • Herniation of intervertebral disc
  • Herniation of intervertebral disc wo myelopathy
  • Intervertebral disc disorder
  • Intervertebral disc prolapse
  • Lumbar disc disorder
  • Prolapsed intervertebral disc without myelopathy
  • Schmorls nodes
  • Schmorl's nodes
  • Thoracic disc disorder
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 79 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 M51.9 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 M51.9 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM M51.9 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 M51.9 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM M51.9: