It appears that you have facet disease and you need to go through the diagnostic blocks to prove this theory. The blocks themselves can provide treatment (months to a year of pain relief) and are necessary to diagnose the disorder if an RFA (ablation) is considered. Keep us informed of your progress.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.