ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
May 29, 2017
  ICD-10 Code for Low back pain M54.5

M54.5 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

M54.5 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 13 Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00-M99)
Section M50-M54 Other dorsopathies (M50-M54)
Category M54 Dorsalgia

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Loin pain
  • Lumbago NOS
Excludes1
  • low back strain (S39.012)
  • lumbago due to intervertebral disc displacement (M51.2-)
  • lumbago with sciatica (M54.4-)
See also ICD 10 code for

Related Terms to “Low back pain”

  • Low
    • back syndrome - M54.5
  • Lumbago, lumbalgia - M54.5
  • Pain(s) - R52See also Painful
    • loin - M54.5
    • low back - M54.5
    • lumbar region - M54.5
    • spine - M54.9
      • low back - M54.5
  • SyndromeSee also Disease
    • low
      • back - M54.5
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.