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radiculopathy, sacral and sacrococogeal m54.18 what does that even actually mean for my diagnosis?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It is a: billing code for reimbursement purposes. Sometimes billing codes do not completely reflect the actual symptoms or diagnosis. That said, radiculopathy means symptoms related to specific nerve roots, for example, sciatica.
Answered on Mar 25, 2018
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sounds like a DC-: -diagnosis to me. Makes no real sense.sacral neurological symptoms may involve bladder or bowl symptoms. Make an appointment to see a fellowship trained spine surgeon to sort this out. Radiculopathy in the lumbar spine usually is a pain that shoots down one leg & @ times both. The level is found on physical xam or if needed more precise imaging as MRI.
Answered on Mar 30, 2018

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