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Lumbar Facet block and now Burning Nerves

I'm 28 years old and I had an facet block injection done on my L4-L5, L5-S1 and it did not work, now my dr want to burn the nerves as a last resort before a fusion to be done. will this help to prevent a fusion or am I just wasting time with the burning of nerves? I'm walking with this pain from little and can't do my daily activities as normal.
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The nerve burning can work to ease the pain for a time.. some get a few months , others up to a year, but it can be repeated if it helps.
Spine surgery doesn’t typically relieve pain, and isn’t meant to. Spine surgery is done to correct a mechanical problem, so if I were you, I would try the nerve ablation procedure first..
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