Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 722.2
Displacement of intervertebral disc, site unspecified, without myelopathy
  • Short description: Disc displacement NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 722.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 722.2 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 722.2.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 722.2: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 722.2 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM M51.9 Unspecified thoracic, thoracolumbar and lumbosacral intervertebral disc disorder
Approximate Synonyms
  • Displacement of intervertebral disc without myelopathy
  • Herniated intervertebral disc
  • Herniation of intervertebral disc
  • Herniation of intervertebral disc wo myelopathy
  • Herniation of nucleus pulposus
  • Intervertebral disc herniation
  • Intervertebral disc prolapse
  • Prolapsed intervertebral disc without myelopathy
Applies To
  • Discogenic syndrome NOS
  • Herniation of nucleus pulposus NOS
  • Intervertebral disc NOS:
    • extrusion
    • prolapse
    • protrusion
    • rupture
  • Neuritis or radiculitis due to displacement or rupture of intervertebral disc
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 722.2:
  • Compression
  • Displacement, displaced
    • intervertebral disc (with neuritis, radiculitis, sciatica, or other pain) 722.2
      • with myelopathy 722.70
      • cervical, cervicodorsal, cervicothoracic 722.0
        • with myelopathy 722.71
        • due to major trauma - see Dislocation, vertebra, cervical
      • due to trauma - see Dislocation, vertebra
      • lumbar, lumbosacral 722.10
        • with myelopathy 722.73
        • due to major trauma - see Dislocation, vertebra, lumbar
      • thoracic, thoracolumbar 722.11
        • with myelopathy 722.72
        • due to major trauma - see Dislocation, vertebra, thoracic
  • Neuritis (see also Neuralgia) 729.2
    • due to
      • beriberi 265.0 [357.4]
      • displacement, prolapse, protrusion, or rupture of intervertebral disc 722.2
      • herniation, nucleus pulposus 722.2
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