Compression Fracture ICD 9 Code

Billable Medical Code for Closed Fracture of Lumbar Vertebra Without Mention of Spinal Cord Injury

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 805.4

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 805.4.

The Short Description Is: Fx lumbar vertebra-close.

Known As

Compression fracture is also known as closed fracture lumbar vertebra, closed fracture of fifth lumbar vertebra, closed fracture of first lumbar vertebra, closed fracture of fourth lumbar vertebra, closed fracture of second lumbar vertebra, closed fracture of third lumbar vertebra, closed fracture vertebra lumbar, fracture of lumbar spine, fracture vertebra lumbar, FX vertebra lumbar, L1 (first lumbar vertebra) fracture, L1 vertebral fx, L2 (second lumbar vertebra) fracture, L2 vertebral fx, L3 (third lumbar vertebra) fracture, L3 vertebral fx, L4 (fourth lumbar vertebra) fracture, L4 vertebral fx, L5 (fifth lumbar vertebra) fracture, L5 vertebral fx, lumbar vertebra (lower back bone) fracture, and lumbar vertebral fx.

Compression Fracture Definition and Symptoms

Compression fracture is when the bones in the spine (vertebrae) collapse. This condition is most commonly caused by osteoporosis but can also be caused by trauma to the back. Symptoms include pain in the area of the fracture, knife like feeling in the neck, loss of height, stooped over posture, and numbness in the neck.