Billable Medical Code for Displacement of Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Without Myelopathy
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 722.10
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 722.10.
The Short Description Is: Lumbar disc displacement.
Herniated nucleus pulposus is also known as displacement lumbar intervertebral disc, displacement of lumbar intervertebral disc WO myelopathy, herniation lumbar intervertebral disc, herniation of lumbar disc, herniation of lumbar disc w radiculopathy, herniation of lumbar disc wo myelopathy, herniation of lumbar disc wo radiculopathy, herniation of lumbar intervertebral disc, herniation of lumbar intervertebral disc W radiculopathy, lumbar disc herniation, lumbar disc prolapse with radiculopathy, prolapse of lumbar intervertebral disc without radiculopathy, and prolapsed lumbar intervertebral disc.
Herniated Nucleus Pulposus Definition and Symptoms
A herniated nucleus pulposus is a disorder where part of a inter vertebral disk is pushed through a weak part of the disk, which results in nerve irritation as well as back pain. This is usually due to the gradual deterioration of the vertebrae disks over time. Symptoms can be very severe and include chronic pain, numbness, weakness, tingling, and loss of reflexes.