I had facet injections this morning (Superbowl Sunday) at L3-S1. The initial "block" did help one aspect of my pain significantly.....The pain in pelvis beneath the posterolateral illiac crest. Dont know if the pain signal was blocked at the root cause, or between the root cause and the nerve endings simply from the numbing agent in between the two. Just some of my thoughts. Will have to see how I feel in a couple days. As a re-cap I suffer from lumbar, thoracic, and everything in between pain. The doctor says depending on results from the block he would like to try disc ablation.