I have arthritis in the L5 S1 region of my facet joints & had steroid injections much earlier this year. Unfortunately, they did not help. The consultant suggested a Rhizotomy procedure but told me there was only a 50/50 chance of success. I had this done in August 2017 & tolerated this well but for a few days afterwards had the most awful burning sensation in my lower back which eventually eased. I went back to see the consultant 6 weeks after this was done & quite honestly I hadn't had any improvement in my pain at all. I was told I now have to rely on pain relief & was discharged from the clinic. About 10 - 11 weeks after this rhizotomy, I began to feel much better & the pain had most definitely eased. What I am now wondering is if this procedure did actually work but took longer for me to get relief from the pain? I can now sit & get up without horrendous pain, something I haven't been able to do for a long time. Has anyone else experienced a delayed relief with this?