This is a great post. I brought these points up to Dr. Jarvi a couple weeks ago when he gave the option of denervation and/or removal.
He said something to the effect of 85% being ‘creative writing’ and the numbers were more like 70% get improvement, but they were all short term follow up. They just don’t know what happens when/if the nerves grow back.
He said he’s done denervations on patients where it’s successful on one side, yet does nothing on the other, and they just don’t know why.
He also said Levine in Chicago was a good authority on denervations and research papers.