I want to thank @Acschiro for the advice and education. I also want to extend a thanks and sympathy to guys who tried spermatic cord denervation (SCD) without success. Your courage to post here was instrumental in convincing me not to jump into something I now have no intention of pursuing but to seek out alternatives.
I had a phone consult with Dr. Williams of the Dellon Institute today. He’s a peripheral nerve surgeon. He read through my case file from the Cleveland Clinic and PUR Clinic and believes he can help me. He believes my recent, positive responses to the SC block and GF block would lead him to perform a GF or triple neurectomy on my left side. Said he’d do a series of short-term blocks in his office to confirm, but believes that my situation is correctible because it’s so localized…one side, a primary “hot spot”, doesn’t radiate up higher as long as I do PT, etc.
He also agreed I should go forward with the pulsed RF ablation in 2-1/2 weeks saying we could learn more from it and that there’s a chance that’s all I’ll need since my nerve pain has stopped twice in the past. But, if it doesn’t work, he suggested a trip to Baltimore and sounded very confident he could help.
I’m officially off the SCD bandwagon. I say that with respect and thanks to all of you who have gone through it and posted about it, especially the risks. I want to specifically thank @MikeO for suggesting I talk with Dr. Williams and also @sdhc81 (Jesse) for posting about his terrible results from SCD.
For anyone else torn about whether to pursue SCD, I really urge you to check into alternatives like the Dellon Institute. It’s not to say SCD won’t work, but that there are other alternatives to look into.