Does anyone know how to tell the difference between spine pain and spinal cord pain? If someone goes down my back and presses on my disks, but they don't hurt (except for the two fibro tender points at the bottom), could it be the spinal cord and not the bones? My upper back hurts deeper inside. I keep on telling my doctor that my back hurts but it is not the bones in the spine (the disks). It is something else. Then he goes down my back and says its fine. The pain is deeper than that, but I can't get him to listen. Now I have no idea what is going on. Maybe it has something to do with bad acid reflux?? It's so frustrating when they don't listen!!