I have once again been to the pain clinic and had my 3rd injection and he decided to do a medial branch block with just lidocaine to verify as a pain source. He had done 2 prior as diagnostic and said then that since the pain went away about 80% right after it was the pain source. If that was the case then why do the block and now he suggests the ablation at the SI Joints. I am doing everything to avoid a fusion but feel like the PM doc keeps me coming back and running up a huge bill. He said that he wasn't a fan of ablation but suggested it any way as a last resort. Has anyone had these issues and did they work? Also the damn Medial Branch Block was by far the most painful injection I have had other than the discogram prior to my fusion. In that case will the ablation be just as painful? He will be doing all 4 nerves from what I understand and that means 4 seperate needles once again. Anyone that has any answers or advise please feel free to shed some intellect please..