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Q&A: How do You Code for a Bilateral Condition, Such as Sciatica?

By:  ChiroCode
Published:  February 15th, 2016


How do you code for a bilateral condition, such as sciatica?


There are not many codes for use in chiropractic that define a bilateral condition. In the instance where there is a bilateral condition, you would need to use two codes, one for the right side and the other for the left side. Using the sciatica example, the codes would be: M54.31 and M54.32.


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