Therapeutic Injections

What Can Costovertebral Joint Injections Do for You?

A cough. A sneeze. A deep breath. These actions are immensely painful to those who suffer from costovertebral joint pain. For these people, the common cold is an agonizing affair as every quick expansion of the lungs sends a shot of pain from the spine to the ribs. Even when not suffering from a cold, an inflamed costovertebral joint makes bending, twisting, or other movements of the spine feel like a red-hot poker sticking in the shoulder blade or the chest.

This joint pain is similar to knee or elbow tendonitis in that it can be painful and treated in a similar manner, but different in that it’s almost impossible to rest your lungs. Costovertebral joint inflammation can occur over time but is often the result of a sudden spinal movement or back injury.

The costovertebral joint is where the flat part of the thoracic vertebra (the outer spine) meets the end of the rib. This joint is lined by cartilage but when it becomes inflamed or worn, the result can be especially painful.

At NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, we offer dozens of pain management treatment options and procedures to help patients live better. Costovertebral joint injections are just one of the procedures we offer, helping ease pain for sufferers from student athletes to retirees. By injecting a sedative and steroid into the joint, inflammation is reduced and pain is severely decreased if not completely eliminated.

In this outpatient procedure, a patient lies beneath a fluoroscope. Patients who undergo this procedure may be given a mild sedative to aid in relaxation. Once the inflamed joint or joints are identified, a doctor administers local anesthetic to the area and then administers the sedative and steroid combination.

Long-term pain relief typically starts two to five days after the procedure. Because mild sedatives and local anesthetic may be used, patients undergoing this treatment should arrange for transportation to and from our office.

To learn more about costovertebral joint injections and everything our back pain doctors in New Jersey do for our patients, please browse our site, give us a call, or Request an Appointment online.

  • Jackson

    728 Bennetts Mills Rd.
    Jackson, NJ

    732-415-1401

  • Point Pleasant

    1104 Arnold Ave.
    Point Pleasant, NJ

    732-714-0070

  • Barnegat

    175 Gunning River Rd.
    Barnegat, NJ

    609-660-0002

  • Monroe

    350 Forsgate Dr.
    Monroe, NJ

    732-521-9222

  • Manchester

    60 Lacey Rd.
    Manchester, NJ

    732-408-4492

  • Aberdeen

    557 South Atlantic Ave.
    Aberdeen, NJ

    732-997-4988

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Interventional Pain Management Clinic Helping Patients Live Pain-Free Lives Through a Variety of Procedures and Treatments

If you’re looking for a multi-specialty medical group that offers interventional pain management, sports medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture therapy, and orthopedic surgery, look no further than NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine.

We have six offices located in and around Monmouth County, NJ and Ocean County, NJ, and we have many patients that visit us from the following towns:

  • Jackson, NJ
  • Point Pleasant, NJ
  • Barnegat, NJ
  • Brick, NJ
  • Lakewood, NJ
  • Manchester, NJ
  • Aberdeen, NJ
  • Marlboro, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Monroe, NJ
  • Glassboro, NJ
  • Any many others

Since the beginning, our doctors and staff have been committed to treating patients who suffer from several different types of painful spine, joint, and orthopedic conditions. Furthermore, our goal is not only to reduce pain through physical rehabilitation, therapy, or any of our procedures and treatment options, but to help all of our patients have their functionality and quality of life restored.

Doctors with Superior Medical Knowledge and Compassion

One of the many benefits of choosing NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine is that we only use the most innovative and modern treatment options and procedures. Furthermore, every service and treatment option we offer is available at each of our six offices. Therefore, you should expect to receive the treatment you need whether you visit our office in Jackson, NJ, Point Pleasant, NJ, Barnegat, NJ, Manchester, NJ, Aberdeen, NJ, or Monroe, NJ. Furthermore, when patients come to one of our offices they are always greeted with smiles, and treated with kindness. Every member of a team is respectful and empathetic, and will go to great lengths to ensure your pain management needs are addressed.
Another reason to choose our medical practice is because our team makes it one of their highest priorities to stay at the forefront of medical research so that they're offering the best care possible. Lastly, our physicians and staff also make certain that patients have the knowledge they need to help them live pain-free lives.

Comprehensive and Customized Care Provided by NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine

While some patients may only require one service and/or treatment option and procedure, others may require customized care plans to help them get back on their feet. After your initial evaluation, your physician will create a custom-tailored treatment plan that they feel will offer you with the pain relief you want. In fact, you should not only expect to be recommended with a treatment plan that will help to reduce and/or eliminate your pain, but one that will aid in increasing your activity level, and reducing the amount of pain medicine you take. In the end, you will be provided with a comprehensive and customized care plan that will greatly improve the quality of your life.
Even though pain is an unavoidable part of life, it doesn't mean you must suffer from it all throughout your lifetime. To learn more the doctors and staff at NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, our pain treatment options and procedures, and our locations in and around Ocean County, NJ, and Monmouth County, NJ, please browse our site. To make an appointment, please don’t hesitate to do so online, or give one of the offices closest to your home in Brick, NJ, Lakewood, NJ, Marlboro, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Glassboro, NJ, or another area a call today.