ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Sep 19, 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.

Questions related to M54.5 Low back pain

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.