Hello everyone. Welcome to our Pain Channel. Today with us we have interventional radiologists, Doctor Rozil Gandhi and Doctor Mohal Banker. And today we are going to discuss pain related to the shoulder.
What is SIRVA?
Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA): SIRVA is an acronym that stands for shoulder injury related to vaccine administration. We have seen a lot of patients saying they have pain in their shoulder joints. After the COVID vaccination, some people get pain in their shoulders. Covid vaccines are given at 40 sites and not 20 sites, and the symptoms of this are more common than the frozen shoulder. Some patients are not able to lift their shoulders properly due to it.
As we see today, almost 164 million people have taken the COVID vaccine, so does the SIRVA happen to everyone?
No, Sirva doesn’t happen to everyone. People get shoulder pain due to the vaccine given at the wrong spot. As we can see, the vaccine has to be given in the arms, but by mistake, it is given in the shoulders. For that reason, the people are getting pain in the shoulders.
Let’s see how Sirva happens.
When we go for the vaccine at that time, we take time from our busy schedules. Because we don’t open our shirts fully, the vaccine gets very high where our shoulder joint is located. In our body, there’s a thing called “bursa” that is for the movement of our shoulder, and due to the vaccine, the bursa, which is also known as “bursaitis,” people get symptoms like frozen shoulder.
So what should we do about that?
As we say, prevention is better than cure. So when we go to take the vaccine dose, we should take our shirt properly and the vaccine should be 3 fingers lower than the portion of our shoulder.
What is the treatment available for Sriva?
SIrVA is usually relieved with physiotherapy, medication, ice implementation, and steroid injections. But some patients, after 3 to 4 months, try all these things and tell us that they are still having the pain. But if the pain is still there after all of this treatment has been done, then the quality of life of people is affected.
What should we do if someone has taken the vaccine and is dealing with pain in the shoulder?
Our new MSK Embolization is that we do that angiography and find the blood vessels that are known as Moya Moya blood vessels, which are the reason for the pain. We inject embolization particles, and those particles remove the abnormal blood vessels, and the pain goes away from the patient’s shoulder. People get very much relief after the treatment. If you are getting pain after the vaccine, then this treatment will be very helpful for you.
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