Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 722.52
Degeneration of lumbar or lumbosacral intervertebral disc
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Lumb/lumbosac disc degen.
  • ICD-9-CM 722.52 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 722.52 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Degeneration lumbar disc w neurological manifestation
  • Degeneration of intervertebral disc of lower back
  • Degeneration of lumbar intervertebral disc
  • Degeneration of lumbosacral intervertebral disc
  • Degenerative disc disease of lower back
  • Degenerative disc disease, lower back
  • Lumbar disc degeneration with neurological symptoms
  • Lumbosacral disc degeneration
  • Neurologic disorder due to degeneration of lumbar intervertebral disc
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 722.52 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M51.36 Other intervertebral disc degeneration, lumbar region
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M51.37 Other intervertebral disc degeneration, lumbosacral region
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 722.52:
  • Degeneration, degenerative
    • intervertebral disc 722.6
      • with myelopathy 722.70
      • cervical, cervicothoracic 722.4
      • lumbar, lumbosacral 722.52
      • thoracic, thoracolumbar 722.51
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