Hello! I am new to this site. I have degenerave disc disease with severe L5-S1 pain. My pain doc is recommending a rhyzotomy. Yesterday I underwent a diagnostic injectiin into several nerves. My pain level decreased by 60%. I'm not sure if that makes me a candidate. People on other sites are saying that rhyzotomies only reduce pain on average by 50% and the pain relief can take weeks to kick in. I'm really discouraged. Has anyone had a facet rhyzotomy wirh successful results? What was it like? Were you in more pain afterwards?
Any info and support is much appreciated!