After excruciating pain for the past 2 years, (it feels like i’m carrying a bowling ball that’s on fire on my lower back) I finally saw a pain doctor in May and have had 2 rounds of facet spinal injections in the last 3 months by my pain dr/anesthesiologist that uses the flouroscopy in an OR setting. It has only helped bring my pain level down maybe 1 point. The next step that my doctor recommends is RFA (Radiofrequency Ablation), which I hear should probably take much better and give me a little more relief. I’m not too optimistic at this point, but I know I should try to think more positive. In the meantime i’m on 2-3 norco per day (except when i’m working), which helps dull the pain. I get down every now and then, because I feel like this chronic pain has literally taken over my life. Not able to exercise, or walk more than 5-10 mins at a time has made me gain 25+ pounds which is depressing in itself. I’m just starting yoga and a few other at home exercises to start regaining control of my life again (hopefully). I just literally try to work thru the pain and stretch more lately.