Chronic lumbar facet joint pain-another rhizotomy or fusion???
Hi. Long story very short- After 3+ long years of many different doctors, physical therapists, visits to the ER, and already 1 lumbar facet rhizotomy I am so ready for this pain to end. I have a torn L5 which is healing. The rhizotomy I had 2 years ago has wore off. I am now feeling the same constant pain I felt before I had the procedure.
At this point I would like to hear some opinions of others who have gone through this. Do you take the chance on another rhizotomy and hope it works as well as the first one or start talking with the doctor about fusion?
I spent a year with a pain management doc who was "trigger happy", two different pt offices and a chiro. The best results I have had have been from the chiro I have been seeing.
Thanks for the feedback!