Your shoulder is a moveable joint that is prone to injury and pain. The suprascapular nerve is formed from the C4, C5, and C6 nerve roots. The nerve provides feeling to the shoulder.
When a patient experiences pain in the suprascapular nerve or in the shoulder joint, a suprascapular nerve block may be recommended. This block helps treat acute pain, postoperative pain, rotator cuff injury, rheumatoid arthritis, or adhesive capsulitis.
The treatment site is first cleansed with antiseptic. A small needle is inserted into the notch at the top of the shoulder blade. A local anesthetic and steroid are injected to block the pain receptors and provide pain relief. X-ray or imaging guidance may be used to ensure proper placement of the injection.
Suprascapular nerve blocks take only a few minutes and are performed in the office. Immediate relief is due to the anesthetic; relief from the steroid may be felt a couple days after the procedure. Results vary from patient to patient, but results can last several months.
Get relief for your chronic shoulder pain! If you have pain or an injury in your shoulder joint, schedule an appointment with Dr. Usman Ahmad. Dr. Ahmad is a board certified physiatrist who utilizes innovative techniques for diagnosis and treatment. Suprascapular nerve blocks effectively provide long-lasting pain relief for your shoulder.
At Advanced Sports & Spine in Charlotte, we follow a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to pain management. We offer a wide range of treatment options, including non-surgical, non-opioid pain management. We strive to heal your injuries, alleviate your pain, and improve your mobility and quality of life as quickly as possible.
At Advanced Sports & Spine, we offer affordable suprascapular nerve blocks for shoulder pain in Charlotte. We utilize innovative pain management techniques, treatments, and procedures to help you heal and find pain relief.
Using the latest techniques and equipment, we perform procedures in the office, not in a hospital or outpatient facility. Our affordable treatments are performed in a comfortable private medical office with our compassionate staff. This ensures patients avoid extra facility fees charged by hospitals, outpatient medical centers, and hospital-owned medical practices.
Our patients’ health comes first! Personalized patient care sets our practice apart. We offer a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to pain management including non-surgical, non-opioid treatment solutions.
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