Suprascapular Nerve Blocks/Radiofrequency
Do you suffer from shoulder pain that has failed to improve with time and/or conservative therapy? If so you may be a candidate for this quick and simple treatment option.
Suprascapular Nerve Block/Radiofrequency Q&A
What is a Suprascapular Nerve Block?
A suprascapular nerve block is an injection of a local anesthetic in the affected shoulder to block the nerves that influence pain. You may be eligible for radiofrequency denervation creating a heat lesion around the nerves to block them from carrying pain signals to the brain.
What are the Benefits?
Avoid surgery, immediate pain relief, little to no recovery time, and decreased need for pain medications
How Does it Work?
Radiofrequency therapy is a targeted procedure of precision that works by using radiofrequency technology (mild electrical current) to prevent nerves from transmitting painful signals.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
In most cases, a single treatment will last anywhere from 8 to 12 months.
When Will I Feel Better?
The positive effects can be felt as soon as 2 to 3 days after the treatment.
Is a Suprascapular Nerve Block Right for Me?
If you have not experienced sufficient pain relief with treatments such as acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce the inflammation, such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen, this treatment may be recommended for pain relief and to increase mobility. We will schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Physicians, to see if this treatment is a good fit for you.