M96.5: Postradiation scoliosis
Your spine has curved sideways since you were given radiation treatment.
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.
It may be that your spine is curved to the side and is also twisted.
If a child has been given radiation treatment to their chest, for example, the back muscles then sometimes fail to develop properly. The spine can then curve to the side. The spine sometimes also curves after a vertebra is broken.
If the spine is curved to the side, there may sometimes be no problems. But one may have back pain, for example.
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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