Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 722.51
Degeneration of thoracic or thoracolumbar intervertebral disc
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 722.51 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 722.51 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Degeneration of thoracic intervertebral disc
  • Degeneration of thoracolumbar intervertebral disc
  • Thoracic disc degeneration
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 722.51 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM M51.34 Other intervertebral disc degeneration, thoracic region
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM M51.35 Other intervertebral disc degeneration, thoracolumbar region
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 722.51:
  • Degeneration, degenerative
    • intervertebral disc 722.6
      • with myelopathy 722.70
      • cervical, cervicothoracic 722.4
      • lumbar, lumbosacral 722.52
      • thoracic, thoracolumbar 722.51
  • Tear, torn (traumatic) - see also Wound, open, by site
    • annular fibrosis 722.51
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