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Suprascapular Nerve Block

The suprascapular nerve relays pain from the shoulder joint, in addition to segments of the acromioclavicular joint and the rotator cuff.

Under x-ray and ultrasound guidance, we block it off with a local injection of anaesthetic to provide temporary relief of shoulder pain. If proven effective, your doctor may follow up with other techniques to offer longer-lasting pain relief.


The contents contained within this page are not a substitute for health professionals’ advice, diagnosis, or treatment. We advise that you seek advice from a qualified healthcare practitioner. We fully disclose that any surgical or invasive procedures come with risks.

For more details on how to relieve or treat chronic pain, you can reach out to one of our pain specialists at any of our pain care clinic locations. We establish a caring relationship and provide patients with pain relief when needed the most.