A suprascapular nerve block procedure is a medical treatment at ASCPM used to alleviate pain in the shoulder area. The suprascapular nerve is a nerve that provides sensation and motor control to the shoulder joint and surrounding muscles.

How It Works

During the procedure, a healthcare provider uses a thin needle to inject medication near the suprascapular nerve. The medication helps block pain signals from the nerve, providing temporary pain relief. By targeting the suprascapular nerve, the procedure aims to reduce shoulder pain and improve movement.

The Benefits

The suprascapular nerve block procedure is typically performed under guidance from imaging techniques, such as ultrasound or fluoroscopy, to ensure accurate needle placement. The healthcare provider carefully identifies the suprascapular nerve and administers the medication precisely.


This procedure is often used for conditions like shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff injuries, or frozen shoulder. By temporarily numbing the nerve, it can help decrease pain, improve shoulder function, and enhance overall quality of life.

It’s important to note that the suprascapular nerve block procedure is usually performed by specialists in pain management or interventional radiology. They will evaluate your specific condition, discuss potential risks and benefits, and provide compassionate care throughout the procedure.