Suprascapular Nerve Release

Background

Rarely, pain in the shoulder is associated with loss of musculature in the shoulder girdle region. The reason for this may be due to pressure on one of the nerves that supplies the shoulder and the involved muscles. If this nerve is compressed then it does not function well and can result in the pain and weakness described.

Treatment

If the nerve is shown to be compressed then surgery is required to release the pressure on the nerve. This can be performed by keyhole surgery and day case surgery.

Rehab

Once released from its pressure the nerve has the potential to function again but the rehabilitation may take some time as the muscles around the shoulder will require time to build up again. Once that has happened then a return to sport is possible.