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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:
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.
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
|M47.0||Anterior spinal and vertebral artery compression syndromes (G99.2*)|
|M47.00||Anterior spinal and vertebral artery compression syndromes (G99.2*), multiple sites in spine|
|M47.01||Anterior spinal and vertebral artery compression syndromes (G99.2*), occipito-atlanto-axial region|
|M47.02||Anterior spinal and vertebral artery compression syndromes (G99.2*), cervical region|
|M47.03||Anterior spinal and vertebral artery compression syndromes (G99.2*), cervicothoracic region|
|M47.09||Anterior spinal and vertebral artery compression syndromes (G99.2*), site unspecified|
|M47.1||Other spondylosis with myelopathy|
|M47.10||Other spondylosis with myelopathy, multiple sites in spine|
|M47.11||Other spondylosis with myelopathy, occipito-atlanto-axial region|
|M47.12||Other spondylosis with myelopathy, cervical region|
|M47.13||Other spondylosis with myelopathy, cervicothoracic region|
|M47.14||Other spondylosis with myelopathy, thoracic region|
|M47.15||Other spondylosis with myelopathy, thoracolumbar region|
|M47.16||Other spondylosis with myelopathy, lumbar region|
|M47.17||Other spondylosis with myelopathy, lumbosacral region|
|M47.18||Other spondylosis with myelopathy, sacral and sacrococcygeal region|
|M47.19||Other spondylosis with myelopathy, site unspecified|
|M47.2||Other spondylosis with radiculopathy|
|M47.20||Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, multiple sites in spine|
|M47.21||Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, occipito-atlanto-axial region|
|M47.22||Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, cervical region|
|M47.23||Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, cervicothoracic region|
|M47.24||Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, thoracic region|
|M47.25||Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, thoracolumbar region|
|M47.26||Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, lumbar region|
|M47.27||Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, lumbosacral region|
|M47.28||Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, sacral and sacrococcygeal region|
|M47.29||Other spondylosis with radiculopathy, site unspecified|
|M47.80||Other spondylosis, multiple sites in spine|
|M47.81||Other spondylosis, occipito-atlanto-axial region|
|M47.82||Other spondylosis, cervical region|
|M47.83||Other spondylosis, cervicothoracic region|
|M47.84||Other spondylosis, thoracic region|
|M47.85||Other spondylosis, thoracolumbar region|
|M47.86||Other spondylosis, lumbar region|
|M47.87||Other spondylosis, lumbosacral region|
|M47.88||Other spondylosis, sacral and sacrococcygeal region|
|M47.89||Other spondylosis, site unspecified|
|M47.90||Spondylosis, unspecified, multiple sites in spine|
|M47.91||Spondylosis, unspecified, occipito-atlanto-axial region|
|M47.92||Spondylosis, unspecified, cervical region|
|M47.93||Spondylosis, unspecified, cervicothoracic region|
|M47.94||Spondylosis, unspecified, thoracic region|
|M47.95||Spondylosis, unspecified, thoracolumbar region|
|M47.96||Spondylosis, unspecified, lumbar region|
|M47.97||Spondylosis, unspecified, lumbosacral region|
|M47.98||Spondylosis, unspecified, sacral and sacrococcygeal region|
|M47.99||Spondylosis, 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.