Nerve Entrapment


Cyst arising from shoulder pressing the nerve

Compression or traction of the nerve near shoulder. May be by a cyst arising from shoulder

This leads to nagging or severe pain just inner to shoulder in the back

If neglected may lead to weakness of muscles which move the shoulder


In early phase conservative management releives pain. Carrying heavy back packs particularly on one side shoulde be avoided

If this fails and MRI scan shows compression of nerve by a cyst from shoulder joint, nerve can be released by key hole surgery