Sharon Posted Thu 06th of August, 2015 17:14:18 PM
Physician has asked what is the difference between M53.8X dorsopathies and M54.8 other dorsalgia
SuperCoder Answered Fri 07th of August, 2015 00:19:10 AM
Dorsopathy refers to a refers to a condition impairing the backbone. These include various diseases of the back or spine ("dorso-"), such as kyphosis, scoliosis, etc. On the other hand Dorsalgia refers to those conditions causing back pain.
In simple words, Dorsopathy is a condition, where as Dorsalgia is a symptom.