Billable Medical Code for Chronic Pain Syndrome
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 338.4
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 338.4.
Chronic back pain is also known as chronic pain associated w psychosocial dysfunction, chronic pain associated with psychosocial dysfunction, and psychosocial dysfunction due to chronic pain (finding). This applies to chronic pain associated withs ignificant psychosocial dysfunction.
Chronic Back Pain Definition and Symptoms
Chronic back pain is any pain in the back that lasts longer than 3 months. The cause of chronic back pain can be disease, injury, stresses to the back, the structure of the bones of the back, or nerve and spinal cord injury.