Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 724.8
Other symptoms referable to back
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Other back symptoms.
  • ICD-9-CM 724.8 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 724.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Back stiffness
  • Bragard's sign
  • Complaining of a back symptom
  • Counternutation
  • Decreased active range of lumbar spine extension
  • Decreased active range of lumbar spine flexion
  • Decreased active range of lumbar spine left lateral flexion
  • Decreased active range of lumbar spine left rotation
  • Decreased active range of lumbar spine right lateral flexion
  • Decreased active range of lumbar spine right rotation
  • Decreased active range of thoracic spine extension
  • Decreased active range of thoracic spine flexion
  • Decreased active range of thoracic spine left lateral flexion
  • Decreased active range of thoracic spine left rotation
  • Decreased active range of thoracic spine right lateral flexion
  • Decreased active range of thoracic spine right rotation
  • Decreased passive range of lumbar spine extension
  • Decreased passive range of lumbar spine flexion
  • Decreased passive range of lumbar spine left lateral flexion
  • Decreased passive range of lumbar spine left rotation
  • Decreased passive range of lumbar spine right lateral flexion
  • Decreased passive range of lumbar spine right rotation
  • Decreased passive range of thoracic spine extension
  • Decreased passive range of thoracic spine flexion
  • Decreased passive range of thoracic spine left rotation
  • Decreased passive range of thoracic spine right rotation
  • Demianoff's sign
  • Erichsen's sign
  • Facet syndrome of lumbar spine
  • Lumbar facet joint pain
  • Lumbar facet syndrome
  • Lumbar spine - painful on movement
  • Muscle spasm of back
  • Muscle spasm of thoracic area of back
  • Muscle spasm of thoracic back
  • Myopathy with type I hypotrophy
  • Ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament
  • Panniculitis affecting back
  • Panniculitis affecting sacrum
  • Panniculitis of back
  • Panniculitis of back and neck
  • Panniculitis of cervicothoracic
  • Panniculitis of cervicothoracic region
  • Panniculitis of lumbar
  • Panniculitis of lumbar region
  • Panniculitis of lumbosacral
  • Panniculitis of lumbosacral region
  • Panniculitis of neck and back
  • Panniculitis of sacrococcygeal
  • Panniculitis of sacrococcygeal area
  • Panniculitis of thoracolumbar
  • Panniculitis of thoracolumbar area
  • Panniculitis of thorax
  • Paravertebral muscle spasm
  • Putti's syndrome
  • Spasm of back muscles
  • Stiff back
  • Stiffness of back
  • Thoracic facet joint pain
  • Thoracic facet syndrome
  • Thoracic spine crepitus
  • Thoracic spine crepitus palpable
  • Thoracic spine stiff
  • Thoracic spine unstable
Applies To
  • Ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament NOS
  • Panniculitis specified as sacral or affecting back
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 724.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M54.08 Panniculitis affecting regions of neck and back, sacral and sacrococcygeal region
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 724.8:
  • Abscess (acute) (chronic) (infectional) (lymphangitic) (metastatic) (multiple) (pyogenic) (septic) (with lymphangitis) (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
    • joint (see also Arthritis, pyogenic) 711.0
      • vertebral (tuberculous) (see also Tuberculosis) 015.0 [730.88]
        • nontuberculous 724.8
  • Dislocation (articulation) (closed) (displacement) (simple) (subluxation) 839.8
  • Hypertrophy, hypertrophic
    • ligament 728.9
      • spinal 724.8
    • spinal ligament 724.8
  • Ossification
    • ligament
      • posterior longitudinal 724.8
  • Panniculitis 729.30
    • back 724.8
    • sacral 724.8
  • Rigid, rigidity - see also condition
    • back 724.8
    • spine 724.8
  • Spasm, spastic, spasticity (see also condition) 781.0
  • Stiff
    • back 724.8
  • Stiffness, joint NEC 719.50
    • back 724.8
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • facet 724.8
    • interspinous ligament 724.8
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