2018/2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M51

Thoracic, thoracolumbar, and lumbosacral intervertebral disc disorders

Type 2 Excludes
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  • cervical and cervicothoracic disc disorders (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M50
    • M50 Cervical disc disorders
      • M50.0 Cervical disc disorder with myelopathy
        • M50.00 Cervical disc disorder with myelopathy, unspe...
        • M50.01 Cervical disc disorder with myelopathy, high ...
        • M50.02 Cervical disc disorder with myelopathy, mid-c...
          • M50.020 Cervical disc disorder with myelopathy, mid-c...
          • M50.021 Cervical disc disorder at C4-C5 level with my...
          • M50.022 Cervical disc disorder at C5-C6 level with my...
          • M50.023 Cervical disc disorder at C6-C7 level with my...
        • M50.03 Cervical disc disorder with myelopathy, cervi...
      • M50.1 Cervical disc disorder with radiculopathy
        • M50.10 Cervical disc disorder with radiculopathy, un...
        • M50.11 Cervical disc disorder with radiculopathy, hi...
        • M50.12 Cervical disc disorder with radiculopathy, mi...
          • M50.120 Mid-cervical disc disorder, unspecified
          • M50.121 Cervical disc disorder at C4-C5 level with ra...
          • M50.122 Cervical disc disorder at C5-C6 level with ra...
          • M50.123 Cervical disc disorder at C6-C7 level with ra...
        • M50.13 Cervical disc disorder with radiculopathy, ce...
      • M50.2 Other cervical disc displacement
        • M50.20 Other cervical disc displacement, unspecified...
        • M50.21 Other cervical disc displacement, high cervic...
        • M50.22 Other cervical disc displacement, mid-cervica...
          • M50.220 Other cervical disc displacement, mid-cervica...
          • M50.221 Other cervical disc displacement at C4-C5 lev...
          • M50.222 Other cervical disc displacement at C5-C6 lev...
          • M50.223 Other cervical disc displacement at C6-C7 lev...
        • M50.23 Other cervical disc displacement, cervicothor...
      • M50.3 Other cervical disc degeneration
        • M50.30 Other cervical disc degeneration, unspecified...
        • M50.31 Other cervical disc degeneration, high cervic...
        • M50.32 Other cervical disc degeneration, mid-cervica...
          • M50.320 Other cervical disc degeneration, mid-cervica...
          • M50.321 Other cervical disc degeneration at C4-C5 lev...
          • M50.322 Other cervical disc degeneration at C5-C6 lev...
          • M50.323 Other cervical disc degeneration at C6-C7 lev...
        • M50.33 Other cervical disc degeneration, cervicothor...
      • M50.8 Other cervical disc disorders
        • M50.80 Other cervical disc disorders, unspecified ce...
        • M50.81 Other cervical disc disorders, high cervical ...
        • M50.82 Other cervical disc disorders, mid-cervical r...
          • M50.820 Other cervical disc disorders, mid-cervical r...
          • M50.821 Other cervical disc disorders at C4-C5 level
          • M50.822 Other cervical disc disorders at C5-C6 level
          • M50.823 Other cervical disc disorders at C6-C7 level
        • M50.83 Other cervical disc disorders, cervicothoraci...
      • M50.9 Cervical disc disorder, unspecified
        • M50.90 Cervical disc disorder, unspecified, unspecif...
        • M50.91 Cervical disc disorder, unspecified, high cer...
        • M50.92 Cervical disc disorder, unspecified, mid-cerv...
          • M50.920 Unspecified cervical disc disorder, mid-cervi...
          • M50.921 Unspecified cervical disc disorder at C4-C5 l...
          • M50.922 Unspecified cervical disc disorder at C5-C6 l...
          • M50.923 Unspecified cervical disc disorder at C6-C7 l...
        • M50.93 Cervical disc disorder, unspecified, cervicot...
    M50.-
    )
  • sacral and sacrococcygeal disorders (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M53.3

    Sacrococcygeal disorders, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Coccygodynia
    M53.3
    )
The following code(s) above M51 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 M51:
  • M00-M99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range M00-M99

    Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue

    Note
    • 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
    2019 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
Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to M51:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M51
M50.83 …… cervicothoracic region
M50.9 Cervical disc disorder, unspecified
M50.90 …… unspecified cervical region
M50.91 …… high cervical region
M50.92 Cervical disc disorder, unspecified, mid-cervical region
M50.920 Unspecified cervical disc disorder, mid-cervical region, unspecified level
M50.921 Unspecified cervical disc disorder at C4-C5 level
M50.922 Unspecified cervical disc disorder at C5-C6 level
M50.923 Unspecified cervical disc disorder at C6-C7 level
M50.93 …… cervicothoracic region
M51 Thoracic, thoracolumbar, and lumbosacral intervertebral disc disorders
M51.0 Thoracic, thoracolumbar and lumbosacral intervertebral disc disorders with myelopathy
M51.04 Intervertebral disc disorders with myelopathy, thoracic region
M51.05 Intervertebral disc disorders with myelopathy, thoracolumbar region
M51.06 Intervertebral disc disorders with myelopathy, lumbar region
M51.1 Thoracic, thoracolumbar and lumbosacral intervertebral disc disorders with radiculopathy
M51.14 Intervertebral disc disorders with radiculopathy, thoracic region
M51.15 Intervertebral disc disorders with radiculopathy, thoracolumbar region
M51.16 Intervertebral disc disorders with radiculopathy, lumbar region
M51.17 Intervertebral disc disorders with radiculopathy, lumbosacral region
M51.2 Other thoracic, thoracolumbar and lumbosacral intervertebral disc displacement

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