Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 721.3
Lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy
  • Short description: Lumbosacral spondylosis.
  • ICD-9-CM 721.3 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 721.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 721.3.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 721.3: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Arthritis of low back
  • Arthritis of sacrum
  • Arthritis, low back
  • Arthritis, sacral
  • Arthropathy of lumbar facet
  • Arthropathy of lumbar facet joint
  • Arthropathy of sacroiliac joint
  • Arthropathy, sacroiliac (si)
  • Lumbar spondylosis
  • Lumbar spondylosis without myelopathy
  • Lumbar spondylosis wo myelopathy
  • Lumbosacral spondylosis
  • Lumbosacral spondylosis wo myelopathy
  • Sacral arthritis
  • Sacrococcygeal spondylosis without myelopathy or radiculopathy
  • Sacrococcygeal spondylosis wo myelopathy
  • Sacroiliac disorder
  • Spondylosis of lumbar joint
  • Spondylosis of lumbosacral joint
  • Spondylosis of lumbosacral joint without myelopathy
  • Spondylosis of lumbosacral joint WO myelopathy
Applies To
  • Lumbar or lumbosacral:
    • arthritis
    • osteoarthritis
    • spondylarthritis
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 721.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M47.817 Spondylosis without myelopathy or radiculopathy, lumbosacral region
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 721.3:
  • Arthritis, arthritic (acute) (chronic) (subacute) 716.9
    • lumbar (see also Spondylosis, lumbar) 721.3
    • sacral, sacroiliac, sacrococcygeal (see also Spondylosis, sacral) 721.3
  • Spondylosis 721.90
    • lumbar, lumbosacral 721.3
    • sacral 721.3
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