M96.4: Postsurgical lordosis

Your spine has curved forwards too much after an operation.

If you look at the spine from the side, you can see that it usually is not quite straight. The spine is alternately curving inwards and outwards. The cervical spine and the lumbar spine curve forwards. The thoracic spine and sacrum curve outwards.

The spine can be curved forwards too much in one or more sections. If the spine is too curved, it may cause back pain.

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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