Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 723.5
Torticollis, unspecified
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Torticollis NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 723.5 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 723.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Neck stiffness
  • Sandifer syndrome
  • Stiff neck
  • Stiffness of neck
  • Torticollis
Clinical Information
  • A symptom, not a disease, of a twisted neck. In most instances, the head is tipped toward one side and the chin rotated toward the other. The involuntary muscle contractions in the neck region of patients with torticollis can be due to congenital defects, trauma, inflammation, tumors, and neurological or other factors.
  • Contracted state of the cervical muscles, producing twisting of the neck and an unnatural position of the head.
723.5 Excludes
Applies To
  • Contracture of neck
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 723.5 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M43.6 Torticollis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 723.5:
  • Contraction, contracture, contracted
    • neck (see also Torticollis) 723.5
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Grisel's 723.5
  • Grisel's disease 723.5
  • Nasopharyngeal - see also condition
    • torticollis 723.5
  • Rheumatism, rheumatic (acute NEC) 729.0
    • torticollis 723.5
  • Stiff
    • neck (see also Torticollis) 723.5
  • Torticollis (intermittent) (spastic) 723.5
    • due to birth injury 767.8
    • psychogenic 306.0
      • specified as conversion reaction 300.11
    • rheumatic 723.5
    • traumatic, current NEC 847.0
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