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I am wondering if someone else has had a similar problem. I I am scheduled for a Lumbar Rhizotomy the end of next week. I've been having injections at the Pain Clinic. I have gotten some relief in leg pain. Low back pain is unrelenting. I have cages at L3. The disc above is herniated and disc below is ruptured. Been trying to avoid surgery as long as possible. Went through a series of lumbar facet injections 2 weeks ago with no relief. I have had the cervical Rhizotomy and have had good success after about 4 weeks out. I am seeing my surgeons assistant on Tuesday (surgeon must be too busy). I want another opinion too. I am thinking of cancelling the Lumbar Rhizotomy because I am probably going to need surgery anyway. Pain after last Rhizotomy was really bad. Just not sure of what to do. Been through many of the same problems here. Had a lot of surgery. Hope to hear from someone.