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Costovertebral Joint Injections

Thoracic costotransverse and costovertebral joints are small joints located in pairs where the ribs join the mid-back.

The small costotransverse and costovertebral joints connecting the ribs to the sternum in the front or spinal column in the back can be a source of pain which is sometimes confused for a heart attack in the chest area or feel like a knife is stuck in the back. With fluoroscopically guided injections with a variety of medications we can alleviate this pain.

Costotransverse and costovertebral joint injections both involve carefully injecting medication into the small joints where the ribs join with the spine in the upper back. These injections are types of pain blocks and may also be referred to as a costovertebral block or a costotransverse block.

costovertebral jointCostotransverse and costovertebral joint injections are used to both confirm a diagnosis that these joints are the source of the patient’s upper back pain as well as to provide pain relief.

Dr. Magaziner in New Jersey

Dr. Magaziner commonly uses diagnostic imaging along with this procedure for more accurate injection of the medication. This provides for a better overall patient outcome.
Individual results may vary from patient to patient.

For more information on costotransverse and costovertebral joint procedures, please contact our North Brunswick office.

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