2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S34

Injury of lumbar and sacral spinal cord and nerves at abdomen, lower back and pelvis level

Note
  • Code to highest level of lumbar cord injury
  • Injuries to the spinal cord (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S34.0

    Concussion and edema of lumbar and sacral spinal cord

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    S34.0
    and
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S34.1

    Other and unspecified injury of lumbar and sacral spinal cord

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    S34.1
    ) refer to the cord level and not bone level injury, and can affect nerve roots at and below the level given.
Code Also
Code Also Help
A code also note instructs that 2 codes may be required to fully describe a condition but the sequencing of the two codes is discretionary, depending on the severity of the conditions and the reason for the encounter.
  • any associated:
  • fracture of vertebra (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S22.0

    Fracture of thoracic vertebra

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    S22.0-
    ,
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S32.0

    Fracture of lumbar vertebra

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Fracture of lumbar spine NOS
    S32.0-
    )
  • open wound of abdomen, lower back and pelvis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S31
    • S31.0 Open wound of lower back and pelvis
    • S31.1 Open wound of abdominal wall without penetration into peritoneal cavity
    • S31.2 Open wound of penis
    • S31.3 Open wound of scrotum and testes
    • S31.4 Open wound of vagina and vulva
    • S31.5 Open wound of unspecified external genital organs
    • S31.6 Open wound of abdominal wall with penetration into peritoneal cavity
    • S31.8 Open wound of other parts of abdomen, lower back and pelvis
    S31.-
    )
  • transient paralysis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R29.5

    Transient paralysis

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Code First
    Type 1 Excludes
    • transient ischemic attack (G45.9)
    R29.5
    )
The following code(s) above S34 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 S34:
  • S00-T88
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range S00-T88

    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    Note
    • Use secondary code(s) from Chapter 20, External causes of morbidity, to indicate cause of injury. Codes within the T section that include the external cause do not require an additional external cause code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)
    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
  • S30-S39
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range S30-S39

    Injuries to the abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine, pelvis and external genitals

    Includes
    • injuries to the abdominal wall
    • injuries to the anus
    • injuries to the buttock
    • injuries to the external genitalia
    • injuries to the flank
    • injuries to the groin
    Type 2 Excludes
    • burns and corrosions (T20-T32)
    • effects of foreign body in anus and rectum (T18.5)
    • effects of foreign body in genitourinary tract (T19.-)
    • effects of foreign body in stomach, small intestine and colon (T18.2-T18.4)
    • frostbite (T33-T34)
    • insect bite or sting, venomous (T63.4)
    Injuries to the abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine, pelvis and external genitals
Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to S34:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To S34
S33.6XXD …… subsequent encounter
S33.6XXS …… sequela
S33.8 Sprain of other parts of lumbar spine and pelvis
S33.8XXA …… initial encounter
S33.8XXD …… subsequent encounter
S33.8XXS …… sequela
S33.9 Sprain of unspecified parts of lumbar spine and pelvis
S33.9XXA …… initial encounter
S33.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
S33.9XXS …… sequela
S34 Injury of lumbar and sacral spinal cord and nerves at abdomen, lower back and pelvis level
S34.0 Concussion and edema of lumbar and sacral spinal cord
S34.01 Concussion and edema of lumbar spinal cord
S34.01XA …… initial encounter
S34.01XD …… subsequent encounter
S34.01XS …… sequela
S34.02 Concussion and edema of sacral spinal cord
S34.02XA …… initial encounter
S34.02XD …… subsequent encounter
S34.02XS …… sequela
S34.1 Other and unspecified injury of lumbar and sacral spinal cord

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