Non-specific code icon 2015 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M54.1

Radiculopathy

    2015 Non-Billable Code

  • 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.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, M54.1 - and all other ICD-10-CM codes - should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M54.1. Other international ICD-10 versions may differ.

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-)