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Costotransverse Joint Injections

The costotransverse joints are located at the junction of the rib and the vertebrae of the thoracic spine. It can become inflamed and cause severe pain if an injury or degenerative change occurs.

Pain is usually confined to the back and parallel chest wall, and is heightened from movement, activity and laying in certain positions.

Guided by an X-ray, we inject a local anaesthetic and steroid medication into the joint. This provides diagnostic information and pain relief for weeks to months. Injections are given and repeated as necessary.


The contents contained within this page are not a substitute for health professionals’ advice, diagnosis, or treatment. We advise that you seek advice from a qualified healthcare practitioner. We fully disclose that any surgical or invasive procedures come with risks.

For more details on how to relieve or treat chronic pain, you can reach out to one of our pain specialists at any of our pain care clinic locations. We establish a caring relationship and provide patients with pain relief when needed the most.