I had a radiofrequency rhizotomy/ablation/neurotomy 3 days ago. They did 4 levels on my right side, which was my worst side. I may have to get the same on my left soon. I will find out next week. This procedure is for facet joint pain, where they burn the nerves. Its temporary, but a lot of people get really good results. I noticed immediately that my worse pain was already gone. I hope it lasts. I have been taking it easy and icing. This could really be a life saver. I was really scared, but it wasnt nearly as bad as I expected. I think its because I am normally in so much pain, that it wasnt any more pain than I usually am in.