ICD-10 Codes for Physical Medicine and Pain Management

Disclaimer:  The information here is NOT meant to replace the sound advice of a billing and coding expert.

Below is a list of the most common ICD-10 codes (diagnostic codes) used in physical medicine & rehabilitation (PM&R) and interventional pain management clinics.  Obviously, because of the overlap in conditions treated, this list will be handy for orthopedic and rheumatology clinics as well.

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Here is a list of the old ICD-9 codes


7th position options

  • A = initial visit
  • D = subsequent visit
  • S = sequela of the original injury

Note:  If I list a code as “unspecified”, it usually means there are more specific codes, but I just don’t want to list them all.

Head / Face

  • Atypical facial pain:  G50.1
  • Cervicogenic headache/Suboccipital headache:  R51
  • Cluster headache (not intractable):  G44.009
  • Occipital neuralgia/headache:  M54.81
  • Spinal headache:  G97.1
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (unspecified):  M26.60
  • Tension headache:  G44.209
  • Trigeminal neuralgia:  G50.0

Cervical Spine

  • Cervicalgia (neck pain):  M54.2
  • Degenerative disc disease (cervical)
    • High cervical DDD:  M50.31
    • Mid cervical DDD:  M50.32
    • C7/T1 DDD:  M50.33
  • Disc herniation (cervical):
    • High cervical:  M50.21
    • Mid cervical:  M50.22
    • C7/T1:  M50.23
  • Dystonia / Torticollis:  M43.6
  • Facet syndrome (cervical):  M54.02
  • Failed back syndrome (post-laminectomy) – Cervical:  M96.1
  • Radiculopathy
    • Cervical:  M54.12
    • Cervicothoracic:  M54.13
    • Radic 2/2 disc herniation (high cervical):  M50.11
    • Radic 2/2 disc herniation (mid cervical):  M50.12
    • Radic 2/2 disc herniation (C7/T1):  M50.13
  • Spinal stenosis (cervical):  M48.02
  • Spondylosis (cervical)
    • Spondylosis w/o radiculopathy or myelopathy:  M47.812
    • Spondylosis with radiculopathy (w/o myelopathy):  M47.22
  • Spondylolisthesis – Cervical:  M43.12          Cervicothoracic:  M43.13
  • Sprain of ligaments of cervical spine (whiplash):  S13.4xxA,   S13.4xxD
  • Strain of muscle, fascia, tendons (cervical):  S16.1xxA,   S16.1xxD

Thoracic Spine

  • Back pain (thoracic):  M54.6
  • Compression fracture (pathologic – 2/2 Osteoporosis)
    • Other osteoporosis with current pathological fracture of vertebrae:  M80.88
    • Collapsed vertebrae, not elsewhere classified (Thoracic):  M48.54xA,   M48.54xD
    • Collapseed vertebrae, not elsewhere classified (thoracolumbar):  M48.55xA,   M48.55xD
  • Degenerative disc disease (thoracic):  M51.34
  • Degenerative disc disease (thoracolumbar):  51.35
  • Disc herniation (thoracic):  M51.24
  • Disc herniation (thoracolumbar):  M51.25
  • DISH (Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis):  M48.10
  • Failed back syndrome (post-laminectomy) – Thoracic:  M96.1
  • Intercostal neuropathy:  G58.0
  • Radiculopathy (thoracic)
    • Thoracic radic:  M54.14
    • Thoracic radiculopathy 2/2 disc herniation:  M51.14
    • Thoracolumbar radic 2/2 disc herniation:  M51.15
  • Rib sprain:  S23.41xA,  S23.41xD
  • Scoliosis (including kyphoscoliosis):  M41
  • Spinal stenosis (thoracic):  M48.04
  • Spondylosis w/o radic or myelopathy (thoracic):  M47.814
  • Spondylosis with myelopathy (thoracic):  M47.14
  • Sprain of ligaments (thoracic spine):  S23.3xxA,   S23.3xxD
  • Syrinx (syringomyelia):  G95.0
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS): G54.0

Lumbar Spine

  • Ankylosing spondylitis (of the lumbar spine):  M45.6
  • Arachnoiditis (unspecified meningitis):  G03.9
  • Bertolotti’s syndrome (congenital malformation of spine w/o scoliosis):  Q76.49
  • Compression fracture (pathologic 2/2 Osteoporosis)
    • Age-related osteoporosis with current pathological fracture of vertebrae:  M80.08
    • Collapsed vertebrae, not elsewhere classified – Lumbar:  M48.56xA,  M48.56xD
  • Degenerative disc disease – Lumbar:  M51.36          L/S:  M51.37
  • Disc herniation – Lumbar:  M51.26          L/S:  M51.27
  • Disc herniation with myelopathy – Lumbar:  M51.06
  • Facet syndrome –  Lumbar:  M54.06          L/S:  M54.07
  • Failed back syndrome (post-laminectomy) – Lumbar:  M96.1
  • Iliolumbar syndrome (sprain of lumbar ligaments):  S33.5xxA, S33.5xxD
  • Low back pain (Lumbago):  M54.5
  • Lumbosacral plexopathy:  G54.4
  • Radiculopathy – Lumbar:  M54.16          L/S:  M54.17
  • Radiculopathy 2/2 disc herniation – Lumbar:  M51.16          L/S:  M51.17
  • Spinal stenosis (Central)
    • Lumbar central stenosis with or w/o neurogenic claudication:  M48.06_
    • L/S central stenosis with or w/o neurogenic claudication:  M48.07_
    • Lumbar central stenosis 2/2 disc herniation:  M99.53
  • Spinal stenosis (Foraminal) – Lumbar
    • 2/2 facet joint spurs and spondylolisthesis:  M99.63
    • 2/2 disc bulge & soft tissue:  M99.73
  • Spondylolisthesis – Lumbar:  M43.16          L/S:  M43.17
  • Spondylolysis (and congenital spondylolisthesis):  Q76.2
  • Spondylolysis (acquired):  M43.06
  • Spondylosis w/o myelopathy or radiculopathy – Lumbar:  M47.816          L/S:  M47.817
  • Spasm of back muscles:  M62.830
  • Sprain (lumbar):  S33.5xxA, S33.5xxD
  • Strain (lumbar):  S39.012

Sacrum / Buttocks

  • Cluneal neuroma (neuralgia/neuritis, unspecified):  M79.2
  • Coccydynia (coccyx pain):  M53.3
  • Piriformis syndrome (with sciatica) – LEFT:  G57.02          RIGHT:  G57.01
  • Sacroiliac joint disorder/pain (arthropathy, unspecified):  M12.9 (maybe)
  • Sacroiliac joint sprain:  S33.6xA,  S33.6xD
  • Sacroiliitis:  M46.1
  • Sacral and sacrococcygeal spondylosis:  M47.818  

Pelvis / Hip / Thigh

  • Arthritis (osteoarthritis) of the hip –   LEFT:  M25.752          RIGHT:  M25.751
  • Bursitis – Ischial or ischiogluteal –  LEFT:  M70.72          RIGHT:  M70.71
  • Bursitis – Trochanteric –   LEFT:  M70.62          RIGHT:  M70.61
  • Femoral neuropathy –  LEFT:  G57.22          RIGHT:  G57.21
  • Gluteal tendinitis –   LEFT:  M76.02          M76.01
  • Hamstring strain –   LEFT:  S76.312A          RIGHT:  S76.311A
  • Iliotibial band syndrome –  LEFT:  M76.32          RIGHT:  M76.31
  • Meralgia paresthetica (lateral femoral cutaneous nerve) –   LEFT:  G57.12          RIGHT:  G57.11
  • Pain in the hip –  LEFT:  M25.552          RIGHT:  M25.551
  • Pain in the leg –  LEFT:  M79.605          RIGHT:  M79.604
  • Piriformis syndrome (with sciatica) – LEFT:  G57.02          RIGHT:  G57.01


  • Arthritis (osteoarthritis) – knee:  715.16
  • Bursitis – prepatellar –   LEFT:  M70.42         RIGHT:  M70.41
  • Bursitis – pes anserine (others) –  LEFT:  M70.52          RIGHT:  M70.51
  • Chondromalacia patella –   LEFT:  M22.42          RIGHT:  M22.41
  • Lateral meniscus tear:  Depends on whether it is the anterior or posterior horn
  • Medial meniscus tear:  Depends on whether it is the anterior or posterior horn
  • Pain – knee –  LEFT:  M25.562          RIGHT:  M25.561
  • Patellar tendinitis –   LEFT:  M76.62          RIGHT:  M76.61
  • Peroneal neuropathy –   LEFT:  S84.12xA          RIGHT:  S84.11xA

Ankle / Foot

  • Achilles tendinitis/bursitis –   LEFT:  M76.62          RIGHT:  M76.61
  • Metatarsalgia –   LEFT:  M77.42          RIGHT:  M77.41
  • Morton’s neuroma –   LEFT:  G57.62          RIGHT:  G57.61
  • Pain in the ankle/foot –   LEFT:  M25.572          RIGHT:  M25.571
  • Plantar fasciitis:  M72.2
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome –  LEFT:  G57.52          RIGHT:  G57.51

Other Lower Extremity

  • Complex regional pain syndrome type I (CRPS type 1) –  LEFT:  G90.522    RIGHT: G90.521   BILATERAL: G90.523
  • Complex regional pain syndrome type II (CRPS type 2) – causalgia –   LEFT: G57.72     RIGHT: G57.71
  • Phantom limb pain:  G54.6


  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) –   LEFT:  M75.02          RIGHT:  M75.01
  • Bicipital tendinitis –   LEFT:  M75.22          RIGHT:  M75.21
  • Bursitis – Subacromial –   LEFT:  M75.52          RIGHT:  M75.51
  • Bursitis – Scapulothoracic (other shoulder lesions) –   LEFT:  M75.82          RIGHT:  M75.81
  • Impingement of shoulder –   LEFT:  M75.42          RIGHT:  M75.41
  • Labral tear (superior glenoid labral tear) –   LEFT:  S43.432A          RIGHT:  S43.431A
  • Osteoarthritis of shoulder –   LEFT:  M25.712          RIGHT:  M25.711
  • Pain in arm –  LEFT:  M79.602          RIGHT:  M79.601
  • Pain of shoulder – LEFT:  M25.512          RIGHT:  M25.511
  • Paresthesia of skin (anywhere):  R20.2
  • Sprain of Sternoclavicular joint:  S23.420A,  S23.420D
  • Strain of muscle/tendon of the rotator cuff –   LEFT:  S46.012          RIGHT:  S46.011


  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) –   LEFT:  M77.12          RIGHT:  M77.11
  • Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow) –   LEFT:  M77.02          RIGHT:  M77.01
  • Median neuropathy (other than CTS) –  LEFT:  G56.12          RIGHT:  G56.11
  • Olecranon bursitis –  LEFT:  M70.22          RIGHT:  M70.21
  • Radial neuropathy –  LEFT:  G56.32           RIGHT:  G56.31

Wrist / Hand

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome –  LEFT:  G56.02          RIGHT:  G56.01
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome (ulnar neuropathy) –  LEFT:  G56.22          RIGHT:  G56.21
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis (radial styloid tenosynovitis):  M65.4
  • Osteoarthritis of the wrist –   LEFT:  M19.032          RIGHT:  M19.031
  • Osteoarthritis of the hand –   LEFT:  M19.042          RIGHT:  M19.041
  • Trigger finger:  M65.30 [each digit has its own specific code]
  • Wrist drop (acquired) –   LEFT:  M21.332          RIGHT:  M21.331

Other Upper Extremity

  • Complex regional pain syndrome type I (CRPS type 1) –  LEFT:  G90.512    RIGHT:  G90.511     BILATERAL:  G90.513
  • Complex regional pain syndrome type II (CRPS type 2) – Causalgia –  LEFT:  G56.42     RIGHT:  G56.41


  • Ankylosing spondylitis (AS):  M45.5 (T/L),  M45.6 (Lumbar),  M45.7 (L/S)
  • Dermatomyositis (unspecified with myopathy):  M33.92
  • Gout (unspecified site):  M10.00
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR):  M35.3
  • Polymyositis (with myopathy):  M33.22
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (unspecified):  M06.9
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (unspecified):  M32.9


  • Anxiety:  F41.1
  • Depression (major depressive disorder, recurrent, unspecified):  F33.9
  • Insomnia (unspecified):  G47.00
  • Restless leg syndrome:  G25.81


  • Carpal tunnel syndrome –  LEFT:  G56.02          RIGHT:  G56.01
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome (ulnar neuropathy) –  LEFT:  G56.22          RIGHT:  G56.21
  • Diabetic amyotrophy:  E10.44 (in type I diabetes),  E11.44 (in type II diabetes)
  • Lumbosacral plexopathy:  G54.4
  • Neuralgic amyotrophy (Parsonage-Turner syndrome):  G54.5
  • Neuropathy – drug-induced (chemotherapy):  G62.0
  • Pain in arm –  LEFT:  M79.602          RIGHT:  M79.601
  • Pain in the leg –  LEFT:  M79.605          RIGHT:  M79.604
  • Peripheral neuropathy:  G60.9
  • Radial neuropathy –  LEFT:  G56.32           RIGHT:  G56.31
  • Skin hyperesthesia:  R20.3
  • Skin hypoesthesia:  R20.1
  • Skin paresthesia:  R20.2
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome –  LEFT:  G57.52          RIGHT:  G57.51
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS): G54.0


  • Atrophy from disuse (unspecified site):  M62.50
  • Chronic pain syndrome:  G89.4
  • Constipation:  K59.01 (slow transit),  K59.09 (opioid-induced)
  • Costochondritis (costochondral junction syndrome):  M94.0
  • Edema:  R60.0 (localized edema),  R60.1 (generalized edema)
  • Fibromyalgia:  M79.1
  • Gait abnormality (unsteadiness on feet):  R26.81
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD):  K21.9
  • Muscle spasm (other):  M62.838
  • Myalgia:  M79.7
  • Muscle weakness (generalized):  M62.81  
  • Obesity:  E66.01 (morbid obesity),  E66.3 (overweight)
  • Osteoporosis (age-related and w/o current fracture):  M81.0
  • Peripheral vascular disease (unspecified):  I73.9
  • Poor balance (difficulty in walking, not elsewhere classified):  R26.2
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia (other postherpetic nervous system involvement):  B02.29
  • Ribs (sprain):  S23.41xA
  • Skin hyperesthesia:  R20.3
  • Skin hypoesthesia:  R20.1
  • Skin paresthesia:  R20.2
  • Testosterone deficiency (testicular hypofunction):  E29.1
  • Vitamin D deficiency (avitaminosis D):  E55.9


  1. hello, I code for rehab in an o/p hospital. Are these code sufficient for that as well. I have a hard time finding the right codes sometimes

  2. We are getting denied by United Healthcare for EMG/NCV when billed with 20550, 20553 with modifier 59. Can you please tell us how to bill these codes together.
    This is the best site yet! Thank you.m

    • You were billing for a ligament injection and trigger point injection in addition to EMG codes? Seems odd. If the doctor is really doing EMG/NCS testing in addition to therapeutic injections, he/she would be better off performing those on a separate visit.


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