Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M54.2


  • M54.2 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, M54.2 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by marked discomfort sensation in the neck area.
  • Discomfort or more intense forms of pain that are localized to the cervical region. This term generally refers to pain in the posterior or lateral regions of the neck.
  • Painful sensation in the neck area.
Description Synonyms
  • Cervical spine pain
  • Cervical spine pain greater than 3 months, chronic
  • Cervical spine pain, less than 3 months, acute
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Neck pain
  • Neck pain, chronic
  • Pain in cervical spine for less than 3 months
  • Pain in cervical spine for more than 3 months
  • Pain, cervical (neck) spine, acute less than 3 months
  • Pain, cervical (neck), chronic, more than 3 months
Type 1 Excludes
  • cervicalgia due to intervertebral cervical disc disorder (M50.-)
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 14 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 M54.2 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 M54.2 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM M54.2 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 M54.2 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM M54.2: