Hi all. After four sucessful years of facet joint injections under floroscopy, for a total of six sets of injections during those four years, my doctor wants me to undergo the facet nerve ablation. Unfortunately, I don't know anyone who has had this procedure done. The injections have always been successful in taking a good part of the pain away so he believes that the rhizotomy will work for me. My question is, what is the recovery like from this? I've read that the pain gets worse but if I suffer from near dibilitationg arthritis pain already, is is something that I'll find easy to manage because of my existing pain experience?
Thanks in advance for anyone who can relay their personal experience here.