Billable Medical Code for Spinal Stenosis in Cervical Region
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 723.0
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 723.0.
The Short Description Is: Cervical spinal stenosis
Cervical spinal stenosis is also known as osseous and subluxation stenosis of cervical intervertebral foramina, spinal stenosis in cervical region without myelopathy, spinal stenosis of cervical spine, spinal stenosis of cervicothoracic region, spinal stenosis of cervicothoracic spine, spinal stenosis of occipitatlantoaxial spine, stenosis of cervical (neck) spine, stenosis of cervical (neck) spine region, stenosis of cervical spine region, stenosis of cervical spine wo myelopathy, stenosis of foramen magnum, stenosis of spinal canal at craniovertebral junction, stenosis cervical (neck) without myelopathy, and stenosis foramen magnum.
Cervical Spinal Stenosis Definition and Symptoms
Cervical spinal stenosis is when the spinal canal in the neck is narrowed. This narrowing puts pressure on the spinal cord and the associated nerves. This can be caused by an overgrowth of bone, herniated disks, and ligaments that have thickened in the spine. Symptoms include cramping in the legs, neck stiffness, and tingling or weakness in the leg, foot, arm, or hands.