Billable Medical Code for Intervertebral Disc Disorder with Myelopathy, Lumbar Region
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 722.73
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 722.73.
The Short Description Is: Lumb disc dis w myelopat.
Lumbar disc protrusion is also known as disorder of lumbar intervertebral disc with myelopathy, herniation lumbar intervertebral disc, herniation of lumbar disc w myelopathy, intervertebral disc disorder of lumbar region with myelopathy, intervertebral disc disorders w myelopathy, intervertebral disc disorders w myelopathy of lumbosacral spine, lumbar disc disorder w myelopathy, lumbar disc prolapse with myelopathy, and lumbosacral intervertebral disk disorder with myelopathy.
Lumbar Disc Protrusion Definition and Symptoms
Lumbar disc protrusion is when a disc in the spinal cord forms a pouch that presses against the nerves. The lumbar disc affects the leg and causes leg pain, numbness in the leg, lower back pain, loss of bladder or bowel control, pain in the buttock, tingling in the leg, and sciatica.