Shoulder Pain Relief
Suprascapular Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a medical procedure used to reduce shoulder pain caused by certain conditions such as arthritis or rotator cuff injuries.
The procedure involves using a special machine that produces a type of heat energy to target and destroy small areas of the Suprascapular Nerve, which is located in the shoulder. By doing so, it stops the nerve from sending pain signals to the brain and reduces the feeling of pain in the affected area.
To perform the RFA, a doctor will first clean and numb the skin around the shoulder with a local anesthetic. They will then insert a small needle with a wire electrode through the skin and into the targeted area of the nerve. The electrode produces a small amount of heat that destroys the targeted nerve tissue.
The procedure usually takes less than an hour 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.