Billable Medical Code for Brachial Neuritis or Radiculitis NOS
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 723.4
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 723.4.
The Short Description Is: Brachial neuritis NOS.
Cervical radiculopathy is also known as brachial neuritis, brachial plexus neuralgia, cervical radiculopathy, cervical root neuropathy, cervical spondylosis with radiculopathy, cervicobrachial neuralgia, cervicothoracic disc disorder with radiculopathy, and cervicothoracic radiculopathy. This applies to cervical radiculitis and radicular syndrome of upper limbs.
Cervical Radiculopathy Definition and Symptoms
Cervical radiculopathy is the medical term for pain and neurological symptoms that are a result from any condition having to do with nerves in the cervical spine (neck). This can occur because of pressure to the disks in the spinal cord as well as degenerative diseases. Symptoms include pain in the neck, pain that spreads, muscle weakness, numbness in the fingers or hands, and lack of coordination.