What is ICD c0de for Cervical Radiculopathy?

The pain which is a result of any condition that irritates a nerve in the cervical spine region, is clinically described a Cervical radiculopathy. Such type of pain, which affects the nerves, is generally referred as radicular pain. In addition, radicular pain occurs in thoracic and lumbar region as well. For medical coders, the ICD 10 code for cervical radiculopathy will be a new code. Hence, we should be aware of the new ICD 10 codes, which are now used in place of ICD 9 codes. Below is the ICD 10 code for cervical radiculopathy, which is used by medical coders.

M54.12 – radiculopathy, cervical region

ICD 10 code for cervical radiculopathy

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Causes of ICD 10 code for Cervical radiculopathy

I have come across many medical coding charts, which have primary diagnosis as cervical radiculopathy. The main reason for coding ICD 1o code for cervical radiculopathy is the disorder occurring in cervical region. The major degenerative diseases, which are responsible for cervical radiculopathy or radiculitis, are mentioned below.

Cervical herniated disc

Cervical spinal stenosis

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Cervical degenerative Disc disease

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Other Spinal ICD 10 code for Cervical Radiculopathy

Some of the similar diagnosis can be used with cervical radiculopathy. Yes, the ICD 10 codes for lumbar and thoracic radiculopathy are also coded in same categories. Below you can find the ICD 10 codes for lumbar and thoracic radiculopathy.

M54.16 – Radiculopathy, lumbar region

M54.17 – Radiculopathy, Lumbosacral region

M54.14 – Radiculopathy, Thoracic region

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Difference in ICD 9 and ICD 10 code for Cervical radiculopathy

 Yes, ICD 9 and ICD 10 codes have lot of difference. In ICD 9 codes, we use to have mostly numerical codes, but ICD 10 codes are all alphanumeric codes. The same difference you can see in ICD 9 and ICD 10 code for cervical radiculopathy below.

723.4 – Cervical radiculitis or radiculopathy

M54.12 –   Radiculopathy, cervical region