After months of pain in my lower back, my GI had a CT SCAN ordered. After my spine doctor looked I had to have an MRI. Those results came back as degenerated and bulging disk with arthritis in my lower back. Seems like the crohn's disease is eating my body up. I go Wednesday to start a month and a half worth of procedures, "3 times in 2 week intervals" called Medial Branch Block. Going to cauterize the nerves in my spine. Has anyone had this done. If it dont work, does the pain get any better? Right now I feel like my spine is going to break in half. My Nero surgeon told me that it should last 18 months max. Then have to go back again. If it dont work, then they are talking surgery. Im in my mid 30's and not sure about someone cutting on my back, but im not to comfortable about him sticking needles in my spine multiple times either. Any info will help. Thanks.