Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 722.90
Other and unspecified disc disorder, unspecified region
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Disc dis NEC/NOS-unspec.
  • ICD-9-CM 722.90 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 722.90 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Calcification of intervertebral cartilage AND/OR disc
  • Discitis
  • Discitis of multiple sites
  • Discitis of sacrococcygeal spine
  • Infective discitis
  • Inflammatory discitis
  • Intervertebral disc disorder
  • Intervertebral disk calcification
  • Nerve root and plexus compressions in intervertebral disc disorders
  • Sacrococcygeal discitis
  • Tear of the annulus fibrosus of intervertebral disc
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 722.90 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M46.40 Discitis, unspecified, site unspecified
  • 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 722.90:
  • Calcification
    • disc, intervertebral 722.90
    • intervertebral cartilage or disc (postinfectional) 722.90
  • Calcinosis (generalized) (interstitial) (tumoral) (universalis) 275.49
    • intervertebralis 275.49 [722.90]
  • Discitis 722.90
    • cervical, cervicothoracic 722.91
    • thoracic, thoracolumbar 722.92
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • discogenic (see also Disease, intervertebral disc) 722.90
    • Verse's (calcinosis intervertebralis) 275.49 [722.90]
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • intervertebral disc 722.90
  • Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory (with exudation)
    • disc (intervertebral) (space) 722.90
    • intervertebral disc 722.90
  • Verse's disease (calcinosis intervertebralis) 275.49 [722.90]
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