Shoulder Pain Relief
A Suprascapular Nerve Block is a medical procedure used to relieve pain and discomfort in the shoulder caused by certain conditions such as arthritis or rotator cuff injuries.
The procedure involves injecting a special medication, such as a local anesthetic or steroid, into a nerve called the Suprascapular Nerve, which is located in the shoulder. The medication works by blocking pain signals from the nerve, which helps to reduce pain in the affected area.
To perform the block, a doctor will first clean and numb the skin around the shoulder with a local anesthetic. They will then insert a small needle into the Suprascapular Nerve using imaging techniques such as ultrasound or X-rays to guide the needle to the right spot.
Once the needle is in the right place, the medication is injected into the nerve. The procedure usually only takes a few minutes to complete and you can go home the same day.
It’s important to note that this treatment should only be done under the guidance of a medical professional and after careful consideration of your individual health needs.