Suprascapular Nerve Radiofrequency Pain Treatment

30 de May de 2023

The Suprascapular Nerve Radiofrequency procedure, non-invasive in nature, has established itself as an outstanding therapeutic option for patients seeking an effective and rapid recovery for localized pain in the shoulder and upper back area.

What is Suprascapular Nerve Radiofrequency?

Suprascapular Nerve Radiofrequency is a minimally invasive medical procedure that uses radiofrequency waves to treat pain in the shoulder and upper back area. This technique focuses on the suprascapular nerve, which is responsible for much of the sensitivity in these areas. By applying radiofrequency energy to this nerve, the pain transmission is blocked, providing relief and improving the patient’s quality of life.

In which cases is Radiofrequency of the Suprascapular nerve indicated?

Suprascapular nerve radiofrequency is especially useful in cases of:

Chronic pain in the shoulder and upper back as a result of degenerative diseases, sports injuries or accidents.
Pain that does not respond to conventional treatments such as medications, physical therapy or infiltrations.
Patients seeking a non-surgical solution with less recovery time.

How is the procedure performed?

The Suprascapular Nerve RF procedure is performed under local anesthesia and light sedation to ensure patient comfort. The physician uses a specialized device that emits radiofrequency waves and precisely guides it to the suprascapular nerve using medical imaging technology. Once in position, radiofrequency energy is applied to the nerve, interrupting pain transmission.

Suprascapular nerve radiofrequency is a minimally invasive medical procedure.

What are the associated benefits and risks?

Some of the main benefits of Suprascapular Nerve Radiofrequency include:

  • Significant pain relief, improving the patient’s quality of life.
  • Shorter recovery time compared to traditional surgical procedures.
  • Minimally invasive and safe procedure.

Although Suprascapular nerve radiofrequency is a safe procedure, like any medical treatment, there are associated risks, although these are minimal. These may include:

  • Infection at the injection site.
  • Bleeding or hematoma in the treated area.
  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia or sedation.


Clínica San Román is proud to offer this innovative treatment for shoulder and upper back pain. Suprascapular nerve RF is an effective and safe option for patients who have not found relief with conventional treatments or who wish to avoid more invasive surgeries. Our team of highly trained professionals will make sure to provide you with personalized and quality attention, guaranteeing the best possible results.

What to expect after the procedure?

Once the Suprascapular Nerve Radiofrequency procedure is completed, the patient will be taken to a recovery room where his condition will be monitored. In general, the patient is expected to experience a marked decrease in pain within 24 to 48 hours. However, each person is different and results may vary.

Recovery time is relatively short, and most patients can resume normal activities within a few days. Your doctor may recommend limiting certain physical activities for a short period of time and following home care instructions.

Follow-up and maintenance:

The long-term success of Suprascapular nerve radiofrequency may depend on regular follow-up with the physician and the performance of physical therapy or other complementary treatments. In some cases, it may be necessary to repeat the radiofrequency procedure if the pain recurs or is not adequately relieved.

At Clínica San Román, we are committed to helping you enjoy a pain-free life. If you are interested in learning more about Suprascapular Nerve Radiofrequency or would like to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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