Shoulder joint pain can occur due to many different reasons. When your pain is no longer temporary a different intervention may be necessary.
Before you consider shoulder surgery come to Performance Pain & Sports Medicine for expert, quality treatment and care, where we exhaust conservative, non-surgical treatments first.
Suprascapular and Axillary Nerve Blocks
Suprascapular and Axillary nerve blocks are a common diagnostic treatment option for many forms of shoulder pain.
The goal of the injection is pain relief; at times the injection alone is sufficient to provide relief, but commonly this test injection is used in combination with other procedures to provide longer lasting benefit. Suprascapular and Axillary nerve blocks deliver medication directly (or very near) the source of pain generation, over the nerves that causes the joint of the shoulder to hurt. The x-ray (fluoroscope) guided injection includes a local anesthetic. The anesthetic interrupts the pain signal transmission, and a pain diary is provided, to document the response over several hours. After a positive response, then the next line of treatment is discussed.
What are the Benefits of Suprascapular and Axillary Nerve Blocks?
- Minimally Invasive
- Short Recovery
- High Success Rate
- Same day Procedure