Facet joint pain getting worse
This is my first post here so apologies it may be a long one!
I'm 34/almost 35, female, normal weight for my height, sedentary job but enjoy exercise. 3 years ago I started experiencing pain in my lower back, tried all sorts - physio, chiro, acupuncture, personal trainer, probably more stuff I can't remember! Long story short, I was diagnosed with facet joint syndrome in November last year by the pain clinic.
I had a radiofrequency nerve ablation on my L3, L4, L5 vertebrae in January and have been doing twice daily physio to strengthen my core and loosen my muscles since then. Things were progressing well but over the past two weeks the pain is right back to what it was before the procedure. I knew it was by no means a guaranteed "cure" but I'm gutted as things seemed to be going in the right direction. I know there is no specific cure for this and it's more about management but I feel like I've tried everything.
I don't know what to do or where to go now. I have an appointment with my GP soon and think I need to ask for a referral back to the pain clinic, can anyone advise if this is the right route to take? I do not currently take any prescription medication as I have tried to manage it without as much as possible (using CBD, tens machine, massage and over the counter pain relief) but I'm really struggling again so I want to ask about prescription medication even if it's just for the short term. The sudden flare-up and backwards step has really knocked my mental health which I don't think is helping my attitude, I know some people have found antidepressants helpful so I don't know whether to ask for a short course of these also?
Sorry this is more of a rant than anything else, I just needed somewhere to get this all down and hopefully speak to people who have experience of my position.