Suprascapular Nerve Block

The Suprascapular Nerve conveys pain signals from the shoulder joint, as well as some components of the rotator cuff and some of the acromioclavicular joint.   Blocking it with an injection of local anaesthetic can provide temporary relief of shoulder pain.  Longer-lasting pain relief can then follow with other techniques if this proves effective.

See other techniques on this website for the treament of Shoulder Pain:

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Northern Pain Centre can facilitate you obtaining a second opinion. Please discuss this with us.