Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 722.73
Intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy, lumbar region
  • Short description: Lumb disc dis w myelopat.
  • ICD-9-CM 722.73 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 722.73 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 722.73.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 722.73: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 722.73 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM M51.06 Intervertebral disc disorders with myelopathy, lumbar region
Approximate Synonyms
  • Disorder of lumbar intervertebral disc with myelopathy
  • Herniation lumbar intervertebral disc
  • Herniation of lumbar disc w myelopathy
  • Intervertebral disc disorder of lumbar region with myelopathy
  • Intervertebral disc disorders w myelopathy
  • Intervertebral disc disorders w myelopathy of lumbosacral spine
  • Lumbar disc disorder w myelopathy
  • Lumbar disc disorder with myelopathy
  • Lumbar disc herniation w myelopathy
  • Lumbar disc herniation with myelopathy
  • Lumbar disc prolapse with myelopathy
  • Lumbosacral intervertebral disk disorder with myelopathy
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 722.73:
  • Compression
  • Degeneration, degenerative
    • intervertebral disc 722.6
      • with myelopathy 722.70
      • cervical, cervicothoracic 722.4
      • lumbar, lumbosacral 722.52
        • with myelopathy 722.73
      • 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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