Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 847.0
Neck sprain
  • Short description: Sprain of neck.
  • ICD-9-CM 847.0 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 847.0 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 847.0.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 847.0: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Cervical spine sprain
  • Injury neck, whiplash
  • Injury to neck, whiplash
  • Neck muscle strain
  • Sprain of neck
  • Sprain or strain of cervical spine
  • Strain of neck
  • Strain of neck muscle
  • Strain of tendon of neck
  • Whiplash injury to neck
847.0 Excludes
Applies To
  • Anterior longitudinal (ligament), cervical
  • Atlanto-axial (joints)
  • Atlanto-occipital (joints)
  • Whiplash injury
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 847.0 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S13.4XXA Sprain of ligaments of cervical spine, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S13.8XXA Sprain of joints and ligaments of other parts of neck, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 847.0:
  • Injury 959.9
    • hyperextension (cervical) (vertebra) 847.0
    • whiplash (cervical spine) 847.0
  • Sprain, strain (joint) (ligament) (muscle) (tendon) 848.9
    • anterior longitudinal, cervical 847.0
    • atlanto-axial 847.0
    • atlanto-occipital 847.0
    • atlas 847.0
    • axis 847.0
    • cervical, cervicodorsal, cervicothoracic 847.0
    • neck 847.0
    • occiput from atlas 847.0
    • vertebrae (see also Sprain, spine) 847.9
      • cervical, cervicodorsal, cervicothoracic 847.0
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • cervical (root) (spine) NEC 723.8
    • whiplash 847.0
  • Torticollis (intermittent) (spastic) 723.5
    • traumatic, current NEC 847.0
  • Whiplash injury or syndrome 847.0
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