Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 724.5
Backache unspecified
  • Short description: Backache NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 724.5 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 724.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 724.5.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 724.5: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Back pain
  • Back pain < 3 months
  • Back pain for less than 3 months
  • Back pain without radiculopathy
  • Back pain wo radiculopathy
  • Backache
  • Backache for less than 3 months
  • Backache without radiculopathy
  • Chronic back pain > 3 months
  • Chronic back pain for greater than 3 months
  • Chronic back pain greater than 3 months duration
  • Dorsalgia
  • Dorsalgia (upper back pain)
  • Thoracic back pain
  • Upper back pain
Applies To
  • Vertebrogenic (pain) syndrome NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 724.5 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M54.89 Other dorsalgia
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M54.9 Dorsalgia, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 724.5:
  • Backache (postural) 724.5
  • Lame back 724.5
  • Pain(s) (see also Painful) 780.96
    • vertebrogenic (syndrome) 724.5
  • Stitch
    • in back 724.5
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • vertebrogenic (pain) 724.5
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