Which nerve is responsible for shoulder pain?
Your axillary nerve, also known as the circumflex nerve, is one of five peripheral nerves that run through your shoulder. Axillary nerves start in your neck at the brachial plexus (a network of nerves in your shoulder). This network of nerves enables movement and sensation to your upper limbs.
What are the major nerves in the shoulder?
At the end of the brachial plexus the four main nerves of the arm emerge: the musculo-cutaneous, the median, the ulnar, and the radial. In the course of the brachial plexus, the nerves that supply the shoulder region are given off.
What are the three nerves of the shoulder?
Nerves of the Shoulder
- Axillary Nerve – supplies the Deltoid muscle.
- Long Thoracic Nerve – supplies Serratus Anterior muscle and can cause Winging of the Shoulder.
- Suprascapular Nerve – supplies supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscles and can be entrapped or diseased.
What nerve runs under shoulder blade?
The Dorsal Scapular Nerve provides electrical stimulation to three muscles in the neck/shoulder region, all of which attach to the shoulder blade (or ‘scapula’) at one end, and the spine at the other.
How do I know if my shoulder pain is nerve related?
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve in the Shoulder?
- Pain or discomfort in the shoulder region.
- Radiating pain that tends to travel from the neck all the way down the arm.
- Muscle weakness in the affected areas.
- Tingling in the fingers or hands with “pins and needles” sensation.
What nerve is under shoulder blade?
The suprascapular nerve provides motor innervation to the supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscles. The nerve winds distally around the head of the scapula and is most susceptible to trauma at this site.
How do you fix nerve damage in the shoulder?
Very often, physiotherapy is the most effective treatment. Some mild nerve injuries can be better in 6-8 weeks, whilst other more severe injuries can take up to 2 years. If there is found to be a structural cause for the nerve damage, then surgery may be appropriate.
How do you test for shoulder nerve damage?
EMG: An electromyogram often is considered when there is possible nerve damage as a root to your shoulder pain and shoulder weakness. The test that uses electrical activity detects the muscles response to a stimulus.