about 4 years ago I felt a small ripping feeling in the muscle to the left of my spine around t12 (so professionals have told me). I did not feel pain at that time but over the next few months the pain began and continued to get worse until it felt like a hot poker was being pushed into my back. At this point I had to quit work. I had many Mri tests and eventually my t12 vertebrae was spotted to be wedged and an arachnoid syst was growing up my spinal cord. I had a lamanectomy at t4-t6 to remove the cyst. This was very painful surgery. At the time due to the massive amounts of morphiene I thought the pain had gone, only for it to return once I was off the very strong painkillers. Lesions have also been found in my brain, but luckily the tests for Ms and follow up scans have revealed no change. My condition and pain is slowly getting worse, yet all mri's of my spine look clear. A spinal cord stimulator has been mentioned and I do have appointments with neurologists coming up. But I still feel very much lost. I used to be the strong active hardworking type. I have been reading up on chronic pain, yet being an engineer I can't understand why I am in so much pain at a very specific part of my back and there be no signs apart from 1 slightly wedged vertebrae. If you are in a similar situation, please give me some advice.