Hello, I am a 58 years old male with facet arthritis in my lower left side L3 and L4 (MRI). Had injections on10/17/08, its a little better, but pain has been with me for 6 months.I am starting physical therapy this week.Doctor said a few days for shot to work. Any sugesstions for pain relief? I am a personal trainer, and doing my stretching 2 times a day.Its great to hear others peoples ideas, thanks.....update: 2 weeks later pain is less, but no home run. PT is helping a little, but some days nerve pain comes back.My gut feeling is the nerve burn, but would like to avoid it like everyone else. Happy Halloween from salem ma.