Well I have for 8 years had these knot in my back. I've done everything under the sun to rid my body of them. I go to the doctor finally cause I can no longer handle the pain. I get diagnosed with spina bifida occulta and told I need an mri. I got no referral for it just told that she doesn't treat what I have and for me to lay on heating pad and given muscle relaxing meds. After almost 3 months of this I'm still hurting and it feels like my spinal cord is being pinched. Is there any help fora person like me?