I need help. Does anyone know of a surgeon (neuro) who can surgically help with facet joint pain? I have had the levels located of the facet joints causing me great pain, and have had a Rhizotomy/nerve ablation/RFA, however you refer to it. One side is brutally painful and even the procedure done on that side was very painful. I saw a neurosurgeon to explore a surgical option. He had done my cervical fusion, but was dumbfounded by what to do now. He supposedly does all levels of the spine + brain surgery, but he was of no help to me. Said he'd never done it before. I was very specific ahead of time, before I made the appt. and I reluctantly made the appt. Waste of time. Has anyone had a fusion of their thoracic spine to prevent movement of the joints? The Rhizotomy only brought relief for 2.5 months and insurance will not go for having it done every three months.