Hi I am posting this for my friend. She was told by her pain management doctor that he did not feel that a rhizotomy would do her any good. He said that she has such bad arthritis that the nerves are too badly affected. I thought that is what the procedure was meant to correct? I understand that this is a pricey procedure even with insurance, and that if he feels that it is not worth the money, I can respect his opinion. I and she were just hoping that she could get some relief and some form of her life back. Her pain is in her lower lumbar facet joints. She had 3 rounds of facet blocks which really only gave her about a week of relief. Not sure what type of results the doc was expecting. Just thought that someone could offer some advice and some suggestions on relieving some of her pain. You all all wonderful on these posts and I wish you all the best of health.