2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 724
Other and unspecified disorders of back
- There are 10 ICD-9-CM codes below 724 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
- Narrowing of the spinal canal
- Your spine, or backbone, protects your spinal cord and allows you to stand and bend. Spinal stenosis causes narrowing in your spine. The narrowing can occur at the center of your spine, in the canals branching off your spine and/or between the vertebrae, the bones of the spine. The narrowing puts pressure on your nerves and spinal cord and can cause pain.spinal stenosis occurs mostly in people older than 50. Younger people with a spine injury or a narrow spinal canal are also at risk. Diseases such as arthritis and scoliosis can cause spinal stenosis, too. Symptoms might appear gradually or not at all. They include pain in your neck or back, numbness, weakness or pain in your arms or legs, and foot problems. Treatments include medications, physical therapy, braces and surgery. nih: national institute of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases