Welcome to HW although we love newcomers, we hate to see someone else afflicted by chronic pain. That neuro was a complete idiot, cause guess what, pain does not have an age limit. You don't have to be 90 years old and be allowed to hurt. My chronic pain started many, many years ago. I was 19yrs old 1st time I ever had to see a dr for my back. He said he had never seen anyone as young as me to have the intense muscles spasms that I was having. He did not doubt my word that I was in pain either.
Get yourself another opinion and it may take more than 2. We have all at some point had to find another dr. I have arthritis too, the weather changes we have been having has at times just about reduced me to tears.
Hang in there and I hope you will come and hang out with us. Susie