I am a soldier that was injured in Iraq and I have a deployment to Afghanistan in the near future. Unfortunately my insurance will not cover an XLIF, or any other fusion for that matter, that my Ortho assures would alleviate all my pain. I also will not be able to use the prescription narcotics that currently provide minimal relief but allow me to work. My MRI confirms what my PT had discovered, my pain is coming from both facet and SI joint. After being realigned and an SI joint injection my leg feels much better. The injection to the facet was done with imaging and I am sure my PM put it in the correct location. However it gave no relief. Would a rhizotomy be pointless? All input is welcome I can not deploy with 5/10 pain and I can not let my brothers go without me.