I am so sorry you experienced a doctor who didn't listen to you. Yes most patients know the difference between nerve pain and muscle pain. Please don't give up, but continue on and find a doctor who will listen to you. Gather those records, and tell the next neuro what happened, and that you were not happy with what was said to you. Keep a pain journal of where the pain is and a really good description of it. Your PCP may have a recommendation for another Neuro. I would run from the doc. you just saw, and continue on and search for one, that can adequately address your situation. People coming to this site, don't make it up in their heads, we all look for answers in solving our medical needs. Just be pro-active. Maybe even consider a physiatrist, who treats the whole person, and pain issues.
If you cannot find a doc. in your area, post where you live and one of our members may have someone they have seen with approval in your area.
I know this made you feel bad. It isn't the end, but a beginning again to find the help you need. Your doc. didn't appear to be that interested. A 50% cure? how does he know ahead of time just how much therapy would work anyway.? You have to do the therapy before you know how much it works or not. Besides if he is treating for muscle, and it is nerve pain, I would be concerned as well. You don't want to make the condition worse. Usually, the therapy done is for the correct DX, not a doctors half guess.
I do wish you all the best. Please let me know how you do, and if you can get another appt. ginnie