Lumbar Scoliosis ICD 9 Code

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4949

Billable Medical Code for Scoliosis Associated With Other Conditions

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 737.43

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 737.43.

The Short Description Is: Scoliosis in oth dis.

Known As

Lumbar scoliosis is also known as neuromuscular scoliosis, neuromuscular scoliosis of cervical (neck) spine, neuromuscular scoliosis of cervical spine, neuromuscular scoliosis of cervicothoracic spine, neuromuscular scoliosis of lumbar spine, neuromuscular scoliosis of lumbosacral spine, neuromuscular scoliosis of occipitoatlantoaxial spine, neuromuscular scoliosis of thoracic spine, neuromuscular scoliosis of thoracolumbar spine, restrictive lung disease due to kyphoscoliosis, and scoliosis in neurofibromatosis.

Lumbar Scoliosis Definition and Symptoms

Lumbar scoliosis is scoliosis that mainly affects the lower back. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that typically occurs during the growth spurt before puberty. This condition can be caused by cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy, however the cause of most cases remains unknown. Symptoms include an uneven waist, uneven shoulders, one hip that is higher than the other, and pain in the back.