M41.39: Thoracogenic scoliosis Site unspecified
One or more sections of your spine are bent to the side.
The spine consists of several sections. The cervical spine begins below the head. The cervical spine is very mobile. Below that is the thoracic spine. The ribs are attached to the thoracic spine. Below the thoracic spine is the lumbar spine. The lumbar spine is also very mobile and it bears a large part of the body’s weight. After the lumbar spine, the sacrum and coccyx join.
When a spine is looked at from behind, it normally looks straight. Your spine is both bent to the side and twisted. When the spine is bent, you may have back pain.
Your chest is the cause of the bending in in one or more sections. Your chest may be formed differently than normal.
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
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