G83.8: Other specified paralytic syndromes

You are finding it harder, or impossible, to move one or more parts of your body.

Many nerves run from the spinal cord and brain to the organs, skin and muscles in the body. The muscles are controlled by the nerves. A paralysis occurs, for example, when the brain, the spinal cord or the nerves are damaged. This can happen due to an injury or another disorder, for example.

For example, it may be that a person is unable to move for a short time after a seizure.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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