I was just looking at your post to see if anyone had answered you. I have had neck pain for at least 5 years and surgery Nov. 29/03 on C5/6 6/7 an anterior cervical discectomy with donor bone and plates. The surgery did nothing to take away the pain (2 weeks after surgery I had a whiplash car accident - not my fault!!!) and I guess I didn't have a chance to recover fully. Now 14 months later I found out after having a myelogram that the second donor bone "disintegrated" which didn't make me feel very good. The surgeon says that he can't help me because if he operated again it probably wouldn't take away my pain!!! Anyway to make a long story short, I am scheduled for some "Facet Blocks" which they say they inject something into your facet joints and if it takes the pain away then they will "burn" the nerves - I am wondering if this is what you are talking about. Apparently they can check this out with radio frequency to see if the pain is from your "facet" joints. Is this what you are questioning? Have you found out any more info on this procedure from friends, doctors or any other websites. I would appreciate any answers as I am sure you will too!!!
Lyn in Michigan