Non-specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M54.1


  • M54.1 is not a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code and cannot be used to indicate a medical diagnosis as there are 9 codes below M54.1 that describe this diagnosis in greater detail.
  • ICD-10-CM codes become active beginning October 1, 2015, therefore, this and all ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by inflammation involving a nerve root. Patients experience marked discomfort radiating along a nerve path because of spinal pressure on the connecting nerve root.
  • An inflammatory process affecting a nerve root. Patients experience pain radiating along a nerve path because of spinal pressure on the nerve root that connects to the nerve path.
  • Disease involving a spinal nerve root (see spinal nerve roots) which may result from compression related to intervertebral disk displacement; spinal cord injuries; spinal diseases; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations include radicular pain, weakness, and sensory loss referable to structures innervated by the involved nerve root.
  • Disease of the spinal nerve root
Applicable To
  • Brachial neuritis or radiculitis NOS
  • Lumbar neuritis or radiculitis NOS
  • Lumbosacral neuritis or radiculitis NOS
  • Thoracic neuritis or radiculitis NOS
  • Radiculitis NOS
Type 1 Excludes
  • neuralgia and neuritis NOS (M79.2)
  • radiculopathy with cervical disc disorder (M50.1)
  • radiculopathy with lumbar and other intervertebral disc disorder (M51.1-)
  • radiculopathy with spondylosis (M47.2-)
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 67 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 M54.1 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to]
  • ICD-10 M54.1 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year