Headache R51-

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Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (R51) and the excluded code together.
  • atypical face pain (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G50.1

    Atypical facial pain

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    G50.1
    )
  • migraine and other headache syndromes (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G43

    Migraine

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    Note
    • the following terms are to be considered equivalent to intractable: pharmacoresistant (pharmacologically resistant), treatment resistant, refractory (medically) and poorly controlled
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • headache syndromes (G44.-)
    Use Additional
    • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)
    G43
    -
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G44

    Other headache syndromes

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    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • atypical facial pain (G50.1)
    • headache due to lumbar puncture (G97.1)
    • migraines (G43.-)
    • trigeminal neuralgia (G50.0)
    G44
    )
  • trigeminal neuralgia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G50.0

    Trigeminal neuralgia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Syndrome of paroxysmal facial pain
    • Tic douloureux
    G50.0
    )
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.
Codes
  • R51 Headache
    • R51.0 Headache with orthostatic component, not elsewhere classified
    • R51.9 Headache, unspecified