My neck has been diagnosed with fairly severe bone spurs delivered by my osteoarthritis. It's been giving me very severe pain in my neck, back of skull, left upper arm for almost a year and a half. I've tried every conservative treatment available over the last year and a half -- and now my superior Pain Specialist is willing to do a radio frequency abllation for me -- in the joint that seems to be impinging a nerve. It's my only health problem -- I'm an active (or used to be) 70 years young female..... and I am leaning towards allowing him to do this. The last procedures were 4 cortisone shots -- and the only one that worked briefly was the shot he did in the C-7 joint. I would have a 'test run' of a numbing block done one week to see if I would react positively prior to the 'real' ablation. As far as I can tell on major medical websites (like Mayo) this is the correct procedure. Anyone had this? Or has thoughts about the obvious long recuperation following as the 'ends of the burned nerves' heal?????? I'd love to hear GOOD and BAD reports -- or whatever you may have to say about it.