I am having a bilateral facet rhizotomy at L5/S1 August 25. I had a successful microdiscectomy last September, but 5 weeks out, pain started again. So now we are at the next step. For those who have had this procedure, how was your recovery? How long after could you resume all activity?? My surgeon says I will only need a few days off work as the muscle will likely be inflamed from the needles going in. Any info appreciated.