2018 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M54.1


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
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as M54.1. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • neuralgia and neuritis NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M79.2

    Neuralgia and neuritis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
  • radiculopathy with cervical disc disorder (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M50.1

    Cervical disc disorder with radiculopathy

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • brachial radiculitis NOS (M54.13)
  • radiculopathy with lumbar and other intervertebral disc disorder (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M51.1

    Thoracic, thoracolumbar and lumbosacral intervertebral disc disorders with radiculopathy

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Sciatica due to intervertebral disc disorder
    Type 1 Excludes
  • radiculopathy with spondylosis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M47.2

    Other spondylosis with radiculopathy

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
The following code(s) above M54.1 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to M54.1:
  • M00-M99
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range M00-M99

    Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue

    • Use an external cause code following the code for the musculoskeletal condition, if applicable, to identify the cause of the musculoskeletal condition
    Type 2 Excludes
    • arthropathic psoriasis (L40.5-)
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • compartment syndrome (traumatic) (T79.A-)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
  • M50-M54
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range M50-M54

    Other dorsopathies

    Type 1 Excludes
    • current injury - see injury of spine by body region
    • discitis NOS (M46.4-)
    Other dorsopathies
  • M54
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M54


      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • psychogenic dorsalgia (F45.41)
Clinical Information Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to M54.1:

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to M54.1:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M54.1
M54.00 …… site unspecified
M54.01 …… occipito-atlanto-axial region
M54.02 …… cervical region
M54.03 …… cervicothoracic region
M54.04 …… thoracic region
M54.05 …… thoracolumbar region
M54.06 …… lumbar region
M54.07 …… lumbosacral region
M54.08 …… sacral and sacrococcygeal region
M54.09 Panniculitis affecting regions, neck and back, multiple sites in spine
M54.1 Radiculopathy
M54.10 …… site unspecified
M54.11 …… occipito-atlanto-axial region
M54.12 …… cervical region
M54.13 …… cervicothoracic region
M54.14 …… thoracic region
M54.15 …… thoracolumbar region
M54.16 …… lumbar region
M54.17 …… lumbosacral region
M54.18 …… sacral and sacrococcygeal region
M54.2 Cervicalgia

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