2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M53.0

Cervicocranial syndrome

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • M53.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM M53.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M53.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 M53.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Posterior cervical sympathetic syndrome
The following code(s) above M53.0 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 M53.0:
  • M00-M99
    2020 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
    2020 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
Clinical Information
  • A neurologic syndrome following injury of the spinal sympathetic nerves of the neck. The injury usually results from arthritis or pinching by the adjacent vertebrae. Symptoms include facial pain, chronic allergies, dizziness, neck pain, ear pain and vertigo.
  • A pathological condition that is characterized by a host of cranial symptoms, such as headaches, abnormal functions of the eyes and the ears, and psychological and mental disorders. This syndrome usually appears after neck injuries, inflammation, or neoplasm.
ICD-10-CM M53.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 073 Cranial and peripheral nerve disorders with mcc
  • 074 Cranial and peripheral nerve disorders without mcc

Convert M53.0 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to M53.0:
  • Barré-Liéou syndrome M53.0 (posterior cervical sympathetic)
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • cervical (root) M53.1
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M53.1

      Cervicobrachial syndrome

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Type 2 Excludes
      • cervical disc disorder (M50.-)
      • thoracic outlet syndrome (G54.0)
      • posterior, sympathicus M53.0
    • posterior
      • cervical sympathetic M53.0
    • Barré-Liéou M53.0
    • cervicocranial M53.0
    • craniovertebral M53.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M53.0
M51.45 …… thoracolumbar region
M51.46 …… lumbar region
M51.47 …… lumbosacral region
M51.8 Other thoracic, thoracolumbar and lumbosacral intervertebral disc disorders
M51.84 Other intervertebral disc disorders, thoracic region
M51.85 Other intervertebral disc disorders, thoracolumbar region
M51.86 Other intervertebral disc disorders, lumbar region
M51.87 Other intervertebral disc disorders, lumbosacral region
M51.9 Unspecified thoracic, thoracolumbar and lumbosacral intervertebral disc disorder
M53 Other and unspecified dorsopathies, not elsewhere classified
M53.0 Cervicocranial syndrome
M53.1 Cervicobrachial syndrome
M53.2 Spinal instabilities
M53.2X Spinal instabilities
M53.2X1 …… occipito-atlanto-axial region
M53.2X2 …… cervical region
M53.2X3 …… cervicothoracic region
M53.2X4 …… thoracic region
M53.2X5 …… thoracolumbar region
M53.2X6 …… lumbar region
M53.2X7 …… lumbosacral region

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.