Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R51

Headache

  • R51 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, R51 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by a sensation of marked discomfort in the face.
  • A disorder characterized by a sensation of marked discomfort in various parts of the head, not confined to the area of distribution of any nerve.
  • Almost everyone has had a headache. Headache is the most common form of pain. It's a major reason people miss days at work or school or visit the doctor.the most common type of headache is a tension headache. Tension headaches are due to tight muscles in your shoulders, neck, scalp and jaw. They are often related to stress, depression or anxiety. You are more likely to get tension headaches if you work too much, don't get enough sleep, miss meals, or use alcohol. Other common types of headaches include migraines, cluster headaches, and sinus headaches. Most people can feel much better by making lifestyle changes, learning ways to relax and taking pain relievers. Not all headaches require a doctor's attention. But sometimes headaches warn of a more serious disorder. Let your health care provider know if you have sudden, severe headaches. Get medical help right away if you have a headache after a blow to your head, or if you have a headache along with a stiff neck, fever, confusion, loss of consciousness, or pain in the eye or ear.
  • Pain in the cranial region that may occur as an isolated and benign symptom or as a manifestation of a wide variety of conditions.
  • Pain in the facial region including orofacial pain and craniofacial pain. Associated conditions include local inflammatory and neoplastic disorders and neuralgic syndromes involving the trigeminal, facial, and glossopharyngeal nerves. Conditions which feature recurrent or persistent facial pain as the primary manifestation of disease are referred to as facial pain syndromes.
  • Pain in various parts of the head, not confined to the area of distribution of any nerve.
  • Painful sensation in the face.
  • The symptom of pain in the cranial region. It may be an isolated benign occurrence or manifestation of a wide variety of headache disorders.
Applicable To
  • Facial pain NOS
Description Synonyms
  • Cervicogenic headache
  • Chronic daily headache
  • Chronic facial pain
  • Chronic mixed headache syndrome
  • Chronic pain in face
  • Craniofacial pain
  • Daily headache
  • Facial pain
  • Facial pain, chronic
  • Headache, cervicogenic (from the neck)
  • Headache, chronic daily
  • Headache, mixed
  • Headache, occipital
  • Headache, sinus
  • Mixed headache
  • Occipital headache
  • Pain in face
  • Sinus headache
Type 1 Excludes
  • atypical face pain (G50.1)
  • migraine and other headache syndromes (G43-G44)
  • trigeminal neuralgia (G50.0)
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 10 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 R51 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 R51 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM R51 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 102 Headaches with mcc
  • 103 Headaches without mcc
Convert ICD-10-CM R51 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM R51: