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Table 2 Frequency of diagnoses, by category

From: Association between chiropractic care and use of prescription opioids among older medicare beneficiaries with spinal pain: a retrospective observational study

Description ICD-9 Code Frequency
Diagnostic Category 1
Segmental and Somatic Dysfunction of Lumbar Region 7393 1,122,329
Segmental and Somatic Dysfunction of Cervical Region 7391 862,020
Segmental and Somatic Dysfunction of Thoracic Region 7392 308,601
Segmental and Somatic Dysfunction of Sacral Region 7394 205,350
Segmental and Somatic Dysfunction of Pelvic Region 7395 105,049
Low back pain 7242 56,844
Cervicalgia 7231 42,950
Pain in Thoracic Spine 7241 15,148
Segmental and Somatic Dysfunction of Head Region 7390 17,585
Myositis 7291 6629
Disorders of Sacrum 7246 5108
Diagnostic Category 2
Disc Degeneration, Lumbar 72,252 19,908
Radiculopathy 7244 18,229
Sciatica 7243 16,540
Disc Degeneration, Cervical 7224 12,967
Sprain, Lumbar 8472 9799
Radiculitis, Cervical 7234 9709
Other Intervertebral Disc Displacement, Lumbar 72,210 9434
Sprain/whiplash, Cervical 8470 8620
Cervicobrachial Syndrome 7233 8315
  1. The table displays frequencies of the 20 most common diagnoses. Spine pain diagnoses were categorized as 1, 2, or 3 to broadly indicate progressively higher risk of poor outcomes. Category 3 diagnoses were uncommon. Only 2013 data are displayed; frequencies in other data years were similar