Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 722.71
Intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy, cervical region
  • Short description: Cerv disc dis w myelopat.
  • ICD-9-CM 722.71 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 722.71 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 722.71.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 722.71: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Atlantoaxial dislocation w myelopathy, recurrent
  • Cervical (neck) disc disorder w myelopathy
  • cervical (neck) disc disorder w myelopathy of spine
  • Cervical (neck) vertebra disc disorder with myelopathy
  • Cervical disc disorder w myelopathy
  • Cervical disc disorder w myelopathy of cervicothoracic spine
  • Cervical disc disorder w myelopathy of occipitatlantoaxial spine
  • Cervical disc disorder w myelopathy, midcervical
  • Cervical disc disorder with myelopathy
  • Cervicothoracic disc disorder with myelopathy
  • Midcervical disc disorder with myelopathy
  • Myelopathy due to recurrent dislocation of atlantoaxial joint
  • Occipitoatlantoaxial disc disorder with myelopathy
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 722.71 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M50.00 Cervical disc disorder with myelopathy, unspecified cervical region
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 722.71:
  • Compression
  • Degeneration, degenerative
    • intervertebral disc 722.6
      • with myelopathy 722.70
      • cervical, cervicothoracic 722.4
        • with myelopathy 722.71
      • 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
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • cervical (root) (spine) NEC 723.8
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