Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 722.70
Intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy, unspecified region
  • Short description: Disc dis w myelopath NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 722.70 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 722.70 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 722.70.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 722.70: 2013 2014.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 722.70 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M51.9 Unspecified thoracic, thoracolumbar and lumbosacral intervertebral disc disorder
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 722.70:
  • Compression
  • Degeneration, degenerative
    • intervertebral disc 722.6
      • with myelopathy 722.70
      • cervical, cervicothoracic 722.4
      • lumbar, lumbosacral 722.52
      • thoracic, thoracolumbar 722.51
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
  • 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
  • Myelopathy (spinal cord) 336.9
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