Cervical Spondylosis Icd 10

Cervical Spondylosis Icd 10

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One of the common diseases ever happen that affects the joints and discs in your neck is cervical spondylosis.Cervical spondylosis is also known as cervical osteoarthritis or neck arthritis. It is a common age-related condition and it develops from wear and tear of the cartilage and bones found in your neck or also can be said in your cervical spine. One of the factors leading to this disease is largely due to age. However there are also a few other factors which may cause this to happen as well. In this topic, we are going to go into details of the cervical spondylosis ICD 10. If you are wondering what ICD 10 stands for, it is basically The International Classification of Diseases Tenth Edition.  


For the people of age over than 60, the condition is present in more than 85 percent of them. However, most of them never have experienced any symptoms showing that they are suffering from cervical spondylosis. The symptoms are chronic, severe pain and stiffness but still people who have it are able to carry out their daily activities normally. If you are feeling that you are having something similar to the symptoms, you are highly advised to seek medical treatment.


Causes of Cervical Spondylosis ICD 10


Do you know that the bones and protective cartilage in your neck are highly prone to wear and tear? These wear and tear will lead to cervical spondylosis. There are a few possible causes for the condition:


Bone Spurs

For some people, there is a tendency of growing extra bone in order for it to make the spine stronger. It can also be considered as overgrowths of bone. However, the harmful effect of growing the extra bone is that it can press on a few areas of the spine such as the spinal cord and nerves. This will result in pain.


Dehydrated Spinal Disks

In between your spinal bones, there are discs in it which are thick, pad-like cushions that are responsible for absorbing the shock of lifting, twisting as well as other activities. Inside of these is gel-like material that can dry out over time. This will result in a greater collision or rubbing of your bones which can be painful.


Herniated Disks

Leakage of the internal cushioning material will happen as a result of spinal disks developing cracks. It will then press on the spinal cord and nerves. This will lead to symptoms such as arm numbness and sciatica.  



If you ever happened to have injury to your neck as a result of a fall, car accident and etc, the injury will accelerate the aging process.


One of the things that might happen is ligament stiffness where the cords connecting your spinal bones to each other becoming stiffer over time. This will affect your neck movement and will also make your neck feel tighter. Some other occupations or hobbies that involve repetitive movements or heavy lifting will put on extra pressure on the spine. This unnecessary pressure will result in wear and tear.   


Codes for Cervical Spondylosis ICD 10


M47.0Anterior spinal and vertebral artery compression syndromes (G99.2*)
M47.00Anterior spinal and vertebral artery compression syndromes (G99.2*), multiple sites in spine
M47.01Anterior spinal and vertebral artery compression syndromes (G99.2*), occipito-atlanto-axial region
M47.02Anterior spinal and vertebral artery compression syndromes (G99.2*), cervical region
M47.03Anterior spinal and vertebral artery compression syndromes (G99.2*), cervicothoracic region
M47.09Anterior spinal and vertebral artery compression syndromes (G99.2*), site unspecified
M47.1Other spondylosis with myelopathy
M47.10Other spondylosis with myelopathy, multiple sites in spine
M47.11Other spondylosis with myelopathy, occipito-atlanto-axial region
M47.12Other spondylosis with myelopathy, cervical region
M47.13Other spondylosis with myelopathy, cervicothoracic region
M47.14Other spondylosis with myelopathy, thoracic region
M47.15Other spondylosis with myelopathy, thoracolumbar region
M47.16Other spondylosis with myelopathy, lumbar region
M47.17Other spondylosis with myelopathy, lumbosacral region
M47.18Other spondylosis with myelopathy, sacral and sacrococcygeal region
M47.19Other spondylosis with myelopathy, site unspecified
M47.2Other spondylosis with radiculopathy
M47.20Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, multiple sites in spine
M47.21Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, occipito-atlanto-axial region
M47.22Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, cervical region
M47.23Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, cervicothoracic region
M47.24Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, thoracic region
M47.25Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, thoracolumbar region
M47.26Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, lumbar region
M47.27Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, lumbosacral region
M47.28Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, sacral and sacrococcygeal region
M47.29Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, site unspecified
M47.8Other spondylosis


M47.80Other spondylosis, multiple sites in spine
M47.81Other spondylosis, occipito-atlanto-axial region
M47.82Other spondylosis, cervical region
M47.83Other spondylosis, cervicothoracic region
M47.84Other spondylosis, thoracic region
M47.85Other spondylosis, thoracolumbar region
M47.86Other spondylosis, lumbar region
M47.87Other spondylosis, lumbosacral region
M47.88Other spondylosis, sacral and sacrococcygeal region
M47.89Other spondylosis, site unspecified
M47.9Spondylosis, unspecified
M47.90Spondylosis, unspecified, multiple sites in spine
M47.91Spondylosis, unspecified, occipito-atlanto-axial region
M47.92Spondylosis, unspecified, cervical region
M47.93Spondylosis, unspecified, cervicothoracic region
M47.94Spondylosis, unspecified, thoracic region
M47.95Spondylosis, unspecified, thoracolumbar region
M47.96Spondylosis, unspecified, lumbar region
M47.97Spondylosis, unspecified, lumbosacral region
M47.98Spondylosis, unspecified, sacral and sacrococcygeal region
M47.99Spondylosis, unspecified, site unspecified


That all for this section regarding cervical spondylosis ICD 10. Hope that you manage to gain extra knowledge and understand more regarding this topic.

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