Hi, I just had my 4th round of injections in my lowest 2 lumbar facet joints. My pain doc said next was the radio frequency thing. The facet shots weren't bad at all though I will say todays hurt a bit more than the previous ones. After looking up the new procedure I am in a panic. A friend of mine has had it done and had nothing but bad things to say. Now I'm afraid. I'm 55, am technically still a nurse though I can't work due to my back. I am hoping it won't be bad and that it will give me some relief. My injections have only helped for 2-3 weeks. The odd thing is that from the beginning of this back issue all I have had is one CT scan. That was done in the ER after I hurt my back (that turned out to be a bad strain but revealed the severe facet arthritis).