Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 724.3
Sciatica
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 724.3 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 724.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • L lumbago w sciatica
  • Left lumbago w sciatica
  • Left sided sciatica
  • Lumbago w sciatica
  • Lumbago with right sided sciatica
  • Lumbago with sciatica
  • R lumbago w sciatica
  • Right lumbago w sciatica
  • Right sided sciatica
  • Sciatica, L side
  • Sciatica, left side
  • Sciatica, R side
  • Sciatica, right side
Clinical Information
  • A condition characterized by pain radiating from the back into the buttock and posterior/lateral aspects of the leg. Sciatica may be a manifestation of sciatic neuropathy; radiculopathy (involving the spinal nerve roots; l4, l5, s1, or s2, often associated with intervertebral disk displacement); or lesions of the cauda equina.
  • Lower back pain radiating to the buttocks
  • Sciatica is a symptom of a problem with the sciatic nerve, a large nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of each leg. It controls muscles in the back of your knee and lower leg and provides feeling to the back of your thigh, part of your lower leg and the sole of your foot. When you have sciatica, you have pain, weakness, numbness or tingling. It can start in the lower back and extend down your leg to your calf, foot, or even your toes. It's usually on only one side of your body.sciatica may be due to a ruptured intervertebral disk, narrowing of the spinal canal that puts pressure on the nerve called spinal stenosis, or an injury such as a pelvic fracture. In many cases no cause can be found.sometimes sciatica goes away on its own. Treatment, if needed, depends on the cause of the problem. It may include exercises, medicines and surgery.
  • Syndrome characterized by pain radiating from the back into the buttock and into the lower extremity along its posterior or lateral aspect, and most commonly caused by protrusion of a low lumbar intervertebral disk; also used to refer to pain anywhere along the course of the sciatic nerve.
724.3 Excludes
  • specified lesion of sciatic nerve (355.0)
Applies To
  • Neuralgia or neuritis of sciatic nerve
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 724.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M54.30 Sciatica, unspecified side
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 724.3:
  • Cotungo's disease 724.3
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Cotugno's 724.3
  • Ischialgia (see also Sciatica) 724.3
  • Neuralgia, neuralgic (acute) (see also Neuritis) 729.2
    • sacroiliac joint 724.3
    • sciatic (nerve) 724.3
  • Neuritis (see also Neuralgia) 729.2
    • sciatic (nerve) 724.3
      • due to displacement of intervertebral disc 722.10
  • Pain(s) (see also Painful) 780.96
    • sciatic 724.3
  • Rheumatism, rheumatic (acute NEC) 729.0
    • sciatic 724.3
  • Sciatica (infectional) 724.3
    • due to
      • displacement of intervertebral disc 722.10
      • herniation, nucleus pulposus 722.10
    • wallet 724.3
  • Scoliosis (acquired) (postural) 737.30
    • sciatic 724.3
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