Hi..... The treatments for costochondritis are painkillers (analgesics) and anti-inflammatory medications. Often, only simple analgesics are needed..... In extreme cases, an intercostal nerve block can be performed .... This involves injection of a local anaesthetic medicine around the painful ribs, to block the nearby intercostal nerve.... This sort of injection temporarily disrupts nerve impulses to stop the pain. Nerve blocks can last several weeks or months. In repeated severe cases of costochondritis, a series of these injections can be given to permanently destroy the nerve causing the pain.
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