04 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of postural kyphosis, thoracic region.
What are the causes of kyphosis?
Poor posture in childhood, such as slouching, leaning back in chairs and carrying heavy schoolbags, can cause the ligaments and muscles that support the vertebrae to stretch. This can pull the thoracic vertebrae out of their normal position, resulting in kyphosis.
What does kyphosis look like?
In people with kyphosis, the spine curves outward more than it should. As a result, the upper back looks overly rounded. The curvature can make people looked hunched or slouching. People sometimes call it hunchback or round back.
What is ICD-10 code for back pain?
2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M54. 5: Low back pain.
Can thoracic kyphosis be corrected?
Surgery. Surgery can usually correct the appearance of the back and may help to relieve pain but it carries quite a high risk of complications. Surgery is only recommended for more severe cases of kyphosis, where it’s felt the potential benefits of surgery outweigh the risks.
Can you get rid of a dowager hump?
Can Dowager’s Hump be Treated? Not only can Dowager’s Hump be treated, for some people, it can be cured altogether. There are also exercises you can do that will help you prevent the hump in the first place, and help reverse it once it has formed. One exercise that will help is the Hump Straightener.
What can I do for Scheuermann’s disease?
An exercise and physical therapy program, including specific strengthening and hamstring stretching exercises, is often recommended in conjunction with bracing. While exercise won’t correct the deformity, it can be helpful in maintaining flexibility, and alleviating back pain and fatigue.
What is the correct code or codes for cervical thoracic kyphosis due to idiopathic osteoporosis?
What happens if kyphosis is left untreated?
As with postural kyphosis, the condition is usually diagnosed in adolescence. When left untreated, Scheuermann’s kyphosis can progress. Accompanying pain and cosmetic deformity can also be anticipated.