Specific code icon 2017 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R51


    2016 2017 Billable/Specific Code

  • R51 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of R51. Other international versions of ICD-10 R51 may differ.
  • Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.

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
Approximate 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
  • Sinus pain
Type 1 Excludes
  • atypical face pain (G50.1)
  • migraine and other headache syndromes (G43-G44)
  • trigeminal neuralgia (G50.0)
ICD-10-CM R51 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v34.0):
  • 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: