Costotransverse Joint Injections

These small joints at the junction of the rib and the vertebrae of the thoracic spine can become inflamed and painful in association with injury or degenerative change.  Pain is usually localised to the back and adjacent chest wall, and is worse with movement, activity and certain positions.

X-ray guided injection of local anaesthetic and steroid medication into the joint can provide both diagnostic information and pain relief for weeks to months, that can be repeated as necessary.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Northern Pain Centre can facilitate you obtaining a second opinion. Please discuss this with us.