Someone at work mentioned that she has back problems and they did some kind of ablation where they burn the nerve(root). Does anyone have experience in this? If so, does it typically help with radicular pain? My pain is originating from either T10/11 or T7/8...there's been some debate on which disc is the culprit. One doctor suggested I have a nerve block, which I've been debating having done. I've had a couple of doctors say I need surgery, but I am going for 1-2 more opinions before I make that decision. On the one hand, if I can find something that helps to the point that I don't need surgery, I would be elated. On the other hand, if it's something that is just prolonging the inevitable, I'd rather just have the surgery and try to fix the root of the problem.