Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Upper Back Pain Code

ICD 9 Upper Back Pain Code 

Upper back is also called as thoracic back, the part of the back where the ribs attach.

Upper back pain is pain between your neck and your low back.

The bones in  back are called vertebrae. Back pain is usually caused when ligaments or muscles attaching to the vertebrae are injured.

Upper back pain can come from a twisting motion, poor posture, overuse, or an injury. It is very common for someone to injure their upper back when carrying objects, throwing, bending or twisting.

Sitting at a desk for a prolonged time can cause upper back muscles to tighten and become stiff. Upper back pain can come even come from vigorous coughing or sneezing.
Sometimes upper back pain is caused by scoliosis, a curve in the spine that has developed during the adolescent growth period. In scoliosis there is usually an imbalance of the muscles of the upper back.

ICD Coding:

Upper Back Pain - 724.1 (Thoracic Pain)

Low Back Pain - 724.2 (Lumbar Pain) (Lumbago) (Low Back Syndrome)

Back Pain - 724.5 (Unspecified Back Pain)

Sacroiliac Pain - 724.6 (Sacrum Pain)

Coccyx Pain - 724.79 (Coccygodynia)


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