Section M45-M49Spondylopathies
  1. M48 Other spondylopathies

    1. M48.0 Spinal stenosis

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Caudal stenosis
      1. M48.00 Spinal stenosis, site unspecified

      2. M48.01 Spinal stenosis, occipito-atlanto-axial region

      3. M48.02 Spinal stenosis, cervical region

      4. M48.03 Spinal stenosis, cervicothoracic region

      5. M48.04 Spinal stenosis, thoracic region

      6. M48.05 Spinal stenosis, thoracolumbar region

      7. M48.06 Spinal stenosis, lumbar region

        • M48.061 Spinal stenosis, lumbar region without neurogenic claudication

          Inclusion term(s):

          • Spinal stenosis, lumbar region NOS
        • M48.062 Spinal stenosis, lumbar region with neurogenic claudication
      8. M48.07 Spinal stenosis, lumbosacral region

      9. M48.08 Spinal stenosis, sacral and sacrococcygeal region

    2. M48.1 Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier]

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis [DISH]
      1. M48.10 Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier], site unspecified

      2. M48.11 Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier], occipito-atlanto-axial region

      3. M48.12 Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier], cervical region

      4. M48.13 Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier], cervicothoracic region

      5. M48.14 Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier], thoracic region

      6. M48.15 Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier], thoracolumbar region

      7. M48.16 Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier], lumbar region

      8. M48.17 Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier], lumbosacral region

      9. M48.18 Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier], sacral and sacrococcygeal region

      10. M48.19 Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier], multiple sites in spine

    3. M48.2 Kissing spine

      1. M48.20 Kissing spine, site unspecified

      2. M48.21 Kissing spine, occipito-atlanto-axial region

      3. M48.22 Kissing spine, cervical region

      4. M48.23 Kissing spine, cervicothoracic region

      5. M48.24 Kissing spine, thoracic region

      6. M48.25 Kissing spine, thoracolumbar region

      7. M48.26 Kissing spine, lumbar region

      8. M48.27 Kissing spine, lumbosacral region

    4. M48.3 Traumatic spondylopathy

      1. M48.30 Traumatic spondylopathy, site unspecified

      2. M48.31 Traumatic spondylopathy, occipito-atlanto-axial region

      3. M48.32 Traumatic spondylopathy, cervical region

      4. M48.33 Traumatic spondylopathy, cervicothoracic region

      5. M48.34 Traumatic spondylopathy, thoracic region

      6. M48.35 Traumatic spondylopathy, thoracolumbar region

      7. M48.36 Traumatic spondylopathy, lumbar region

      8. M48.37 Traumatic spondylopathy, lumbosacral region

      9. M48.38 Traumatic spondylopathy, sacral and sacrococcygeal region

    5. M48.4 Fatigue fracture of vertebra

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Stress fracture of vertebra
      1. M48.40 Fatigue fracture of vertebra, site unspecified

      2. M48.41 Fatigue fracture of vertebra, occipito-atlanto-axial region

      3. M48.42 Fatigue fracture of vertebra, cervical region

      4. M48.43 Fatigue fracture of vertebra, cervicothoracic region

      5. M48.44 Fatigue fracture of vertebra, thoracic region

      6. M48.45 Fatigue fracture of vertebra, thoracolumbar region

      7. M48.46 Fatigue fracture of vertebra, lumbar region

      8. M48.47 Fatigue fracture of vertebra, lumbosacral region

      9. M48.48 Fatigue fracture of vertebra, sacral and sacrococcygeal region

    6. M48.5 Collapsed vertebra, not elsewhere classified

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Collapsed vertebra NOS
      • Compression fracture of vertebra NOS
      • Wedging of vertebra NOS
      1. M48.50 Collapsed vertebra, not elsewhere classified, site unspecified

      2. M48.51 Collapsed vertebra, not elsewhere classified, occipito-atlanto-axial region

      3. M48.52 Collapsed vertebra, not elsewhere classified, cervical region

      4. M48.53 Collapsed vertebra, not elsewhere classified, cervicothoracic region

      5. M48.54 Collapsed vertebra, not elsewhere classified, thoracic region

      6. M48.55 Collapsed vertebra, not elsewhere classified, thoracolumbar region

      7. M48.56 Collapsed vertebra, not elsewhere classified, lumbar region

      8. M48.57 Collapsed vertebra, not elsewhere classified, lumbosacral region

      9. M48.58 Collapsed vertebra, not elsewhere classified, sacral and sacrococcygeal region

    7. M48.8 Other specified spondylopathies

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament
      1. M48.8X Other specified spondylopathies

        • M48.8X1 Other specified spondylopathies, occipito-atlanto-axial region
        • M48.8X2 Other specified spondylopathies, cervical region
        • M48.8X3 Other specified spondylopathies, cervicothoracic region
        • M48.8X4 Other specified spondylopathies, thoracic region
        • M48.8X5 Other specified spondylopathies, thoracolumbar region
        • M48.8X6 Other specified spondylopathies, lumbar region
        • M48.8X7 Other specified spondylopathies, lumbosacral region
        • M48.8X8 Other specified spondylopathies, sacral and sacrococcygeal region
        • M48.8X9 Other specified spondylopathies, site unspecified
    8. M48.9 Spondylopathy, unspecified

Abbreviations used here:

NEC Not elsewhere classifiable
This abbreviation in the Tabular List represents “other specified”. When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Tabular List includes an NEC entry under a code to identify the code as the “other specified” code.

NOS Not otherwise specified
This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.