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 Radiofrequency Ablation
Suprascapular and Axillary nerve Radiofrequency Ablation is a common treatment option for many forms of shoulder pain.
The goal of the procedure is pain relief to provide longer lasting benefit than just an injection. Suprascapular and Axillary nerve Radiofrequency ablation delivers medication and heat 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 procedure includes a local anesthetic and a special probe that delivers heat. The anesthetic interrupts the pain signal transmission, and the heat disrupts the pain transmitted by the nerve.
What are the Benefits of Suprascapular and Axillary Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation?
- Minimally Invasive
- Short Recovery
- High Success Rate
- Longer lasting pain relief
- Same Day Procedure