Welcome to the group.
I don’t have any insight for you on Dr. Wise but others do. I DO believe from other aches and pains I’ve suffered that pain begets pain. Meaning, if you’re in pain, everything tightens up, and that increases pain. Besides, other than the cost, what harm can come from massage or PT. I do all kinds of groin, hamstring, and hip stretches now. Don’t know if they help, but they can’t hurt.
No doubt, the men on this forum are, as a group, not pro-denervation. Anecdotally, it would appear that it’s not working for men with post-vasectomy pain.
I’m skeptical of drawing that conclusion based on the contributors here. First, the most active contributors are ones currently in pain (like myself). Once the pains resolve, people tend to get on with their lives. So, I think it’s possible that many guys have been helped and stopped posting. I wish we could get a bio on every member and do some real statistical studies, not just go by who shouts the most or loudest.
I also wonder if some men’s pains are so severe and so prolonged that denervation isn’t sufficient. Maybe it doesn’t work on vasectomy guys but might in your guys. I’m not stating a fact or even opinion, just wondering aloud.
As with anything, I also wonder if some surgeons produce better denervation results than others. I bet there are some that do a few every week while others do 1 or 2 per month. I bet the surgeon’s skills and experience are a huge variable in this.
Again, I’m not lobbying for you to go get denervation. One guy here was made substantially worse. He seems to recommend orichectomy. If your pain is all on one side, that may be another option, as gruesome as it sounds.
Best of luck.