Specific code 2010 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 724.9
Other unspecified back disorders
  • Short description: Back disorder NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 724.9 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 724.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2010 version of ICD-9-CM 724.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 724.9: 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Ankylosis of lumbosacral joint
  • Ankylosis of sacrococcygeal spine
  • Ankylosis of spine
  • Back disorder
  • Back problem
  • Cervical spine ankylosis
  • Cervical spine stiff
  • Cervicothoracic ankylosis
  • Cervicothoracic disorder
  • Complete ankylosis of the spine
  • Compression of spinal nerve root
  • Disorder of back
  • Disorder of cervical spine
  • Disorder of cervicothoracic area
  • Disorder of cervicothoracic spine
  • Disorder of lumbar disc
  • Disorder of lumbar spine
  • Disorder of sacrococcygeal spine
  • Disorder of spinal region
  • Disorder of spine
  • Disorder of thoracic spine
  • Dorsopathies
  • Dorsopathy
  • Flatback syndrome
  • Fusion of cervical (neck) spine
  • Fusion of cervical spine
  • Fusion of cervicothoracic spine
  • Fusion of lumbar spine
  • Fusion of lumbosacral spine
  • Fusion of sacrococcygeal spine
  • Fusion of thoracic spine
  • Fusion of thoracolumbar spine
  • Joint stiffness of spine
  • Lesion of thoracic spine
  • Lumbar ache - renal
  • Lumbar spine ankylosis
  • Lumbar spine unstable
  • On examination - lumbar spine abnormal
  • On examination - thoracic spine abnormal
  • Osseous and subluxation stenosis of intervertebral foramina
  • Recurrent dislocation of vertebra
  • Spine stiffness
  • Thoracic spine ankylosis
  • Thoracic spine cool
  • Thoracic spine hot
  • Thoracic spine inflamed
  • Thoracic spine instability
  • Thoracolumbar ankylosis
  • Vertebral column syndromes
  • Weakness of back
724.9 Excludes
Applies To
  • Ankylosis of spine NOS
  • Compression of spinal nerve root NEC
  • Spinal disorder NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 724.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M43.8X9 Other specified deforming dorsopathies, site unspecified
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M53.9 Dorsopathy, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 724.9:
  • Adhesion(s), adhesive (postinfectional) (postoperative)
  • Ankylosis (fibrous) (osseous) 718.50
    • spine NEC 724.9
  • Compression
    • spinal (cord) (old or nontraumatic) 336.9
      • by displacement of intervertebral disc - see Displacement, intervertebral disc
      • nerve
        • root NEC 724.9
          • postoperative 722.80
          • traumatic - see Injury, nerve, spinal
        • traumatic - see Injury, nerve, spinal
      • spondylogenic 721.91
      • traumatic - see also Injury, spinal, by site
        • with fracture, vertebra - see Fracture, vertebra, by site, with spinal cord injury
  • Deformity 738.9
    • spinal
      • column - see Deformity, spine
      • cord (congenital) 742.9
      • nerve root (congenital) 742.9
        • acquired 724.9
  • Derangement
    • low back NEC 724.9
    • spine (recurrent) NEC 724.9
      • current - see Dislocation, spine
  • Destruction
    • articular facet (see also Derangement, joint) 718.9
      • vertebra 724.9
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
  • Dislocation (articulation) (closed) (displacement) (simple) (subluxation) 839.8
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • low back NEC 724.9
    • spine NEC 724.9
      • ligamentous or muscular attachments, peripheral 720.1
  • Fusion, fused (congenital)
    • spine (acquired) 724.9
  • Irritation
    • spinal (cord) (traumatic) - see also Injury, spinal, by site
      • nerve - see also Disorder, nerve
        • root NEC 724.9
        • traumatic - see Injury, nerve, spinal
      • nontraumatic - see Myelitis
  • Loose - see also condition
    • facet (vertebral) 724.9
  • Rheumatism, rheumatic (acute NEC) 729.0
    • back 724.9
    • neck 724.9
    • spine 724.9
  • Stenosis (cicatricial) - see also Stricture
  • Stiffness, joint NEC 719.50
    • spine 724.9
  • Unstable
    • back NEC 724.9
    • spine NEC 724.9
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