ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M54.5

Low back pain

Diagnosis Code M54.5

ICD-10: M54.5
Short Description: Low back pain
Long Description: Low back pain
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M54.5

Valid for Submission
The code M54.5 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other dorsopathies (M50-M54)
      • Dorsalgia (M54)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M54.5 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Acute low back pain
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Complaining of backache
  • Complaining of loin pain
  • Complaining of low back pain
  • Facet joint pain
  • Finding of sensation of lumbar spine
  • Finding of sensation of lumbar spine
  • Finding of sensation of lumbar spine
  • Finding of sensation of lumbar spine
  • Finding of sensation of lumbar spine
  • Intractable low back pain
  • Loin pain
  • Low back pain
  • Low back pain in pregnancy
  • Lumbar ache - renal
  • Lumbar facet joint pain
  • Lumbar spine - tender
  • Lumbar spine painful on movement
  • Lumbar trigger point syndrome
  • Mechanical low back pain
  • On examination - abdominal pain on palpation
  • On examination - lumbar pain on palpation
  • Pain in lumbar spine
  • Pain radiating to lumbar region of back
  • Posterior compartment low back pain
  • Postural low back pain
  • Sacral back pain
  • Sacrocoxalgia
  • Tenderness of left lumbar
  • Tenderness of right lumbar

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code M54.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Back Pain

Also called: Backache, Lumbago

If you've ever groaned, "Oh, my aching back!", you are not alone. Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and usually lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Back pain is called chronic if it lasts for more than three months.

Most back pain goes away on its own, though it may take awhile. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers and resting can help. However, staying in bed for more than 1 or 2 days can make it worse.

If your back pain is severe or doesn't improve after three days, you should call your health care provider. You should also get medical attention if you have back pain following an injury.

Treatment for back pain depends on what kind of pain you have, and what is causing it. It may include hot or cold packs, exercise, medicines, injections, complementary treatments, and sometimes surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Back pain - returning to work (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Back pain - when you see the doctor (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Back pain and sports (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Chiropractic care for back pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy for back pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Low back pain - acute (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Low back pain - chronic (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • MRI and low back pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Sacroiliac joint pain - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Taking care of your back at home (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Taking narcotics for back pain (Medical Encyclopedia)

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