I have had spinal fusion in 2012 on L4/L5 and 2 months later fell and broke my L1 and wore a turtle shell brace for 3 months. I have had pain since then. I finally had a cat scan last month and it showed compromised disc at L2, L3 and S1. I was referred to pain management. I had a very hard time understanding his speaking. He is from Pakistan. He did Facet injections on both sides (4 on each). I did not have any sedation. Boy did it hurt! I have had them before but it really did hurt this time. I wasn't expecting to have that many injections. Is that common? I go back in 2 weeks for more facet injections and I can't imagine what he will do then. I would appreciate any comments.