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ICD-10 Codes for Cervical Myelopathy



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Several degenerative disorders may impact the cervical spine. Cervical Myelopathy is one such disorder that causes compression of the spinal cord in the cervical spine (neck) characterized by clumsiness in the hands and gait imbalance. Apart from the gradual wear and tear of the spine, cervical myelopathy can also be caused by the hardening of the ligaments surrounding the spinal cord, spinal infections, spinal tumors and cancers, rheumatoid arthritis of the neck and whiplash injury or other cervical spine trauma. Symptoms include neck pain, reduced range of motion, stiffness in the neck, weakness, numbness or tingling in the arms and hands, and balance issues. A variety of diagnostic procedures are required to rule out other possible conditions. Treatment for this spinal degenerative disorder may depend on the severity and type of injury. Treatment for this condition involves a combination of non-surgical and surgical techniques. Mild cases may require conservative treatment to reduce symptoms. Non-surgical treatments include physical therapy, prescription medications or even utilizing a cervical collar for a specific period of time. If these conservative treatment methods fail to provide relief, surgical intervention may be necessary. For on-time reimbursement, cervical specialists treating this condition must ensure that the billing and coding for this condition is properly done on the medical claims. An experienced medical billing and coding company can support healthcare practices to ensure correct and timely medical billing and claims submission. (Read more - Story link is mentioned above)