Yesterday I had a 3 level, L3-L5, bilateral Radio Frequency Ablation. I have severe DDD at all Lumbar levels, severe Foraminal stenosis at L4-L5 and L5-S1, and moderate Facet arthritis L3 thru S1. In the past I had the Caudal epidermal and Facet joint injections. Both gave some relief for a short amount of time. The procedure itself was not bad at all. I was given sedation but was awake the whole time. The numbing injections hurt more than anything else I experienced. The Doctor inserted 6 needles and then sent a mild pulsating charge through each needle asking where I felt the charge. If it was in the leg he moved it until I felt nothing or pain in the back. The nerves were then numbed so I felt nothing during the burning which lasted 2 minutes and done 1 needle at a time. Afterwards the recovery was easy and sent home a hour later. I felt no pain at all all last night. This mourning there is a VERY slight burning sensation at the site of the injections and no change in my symptoms. I have a follow up in two weeks. I will post updates as they happen.