T06.1: Injuries of nerves and spinal cord involving other multiple body regions

You have damaged your spinal cord and nerves in several parts of your body.

The vertebrae form the vertebral canal on the rear of the spinal column. The spinal cord runs in the vertebral canal. Nerve fibers run from the brain into the body via the spinal cord and form nerves there. Every nerve is responsible for a particular part of the skin and for certain muscles. These nerves are important for instance in enabling us to feel and move our muscles.

Someone with an injury to their spinal cord may no longer be able to move certain muscles or parts of their body. You may also no longer be able to feel heat, touch or pain in certain parts of your body. Someone with an injury to nerves may have a wide range of problems. It may also become impossible to move so well as a result. You may also no longer be able to feel anything in certain parts of the skin. The functions of various organs may be impaired.

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

Note

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.

Source

Provided by the non-profit organization “Was hab’ ich?” gemeinnützige GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG).