I have a herniation at c5-c6 that causes me a lot of grief, however I have some weird referred pain that I can't explain. My upper back (thoracic region) between T2 and T4 oftern flares up and almost always feels tender to the touch. Had a t-spine MRI done recently and everything looked fine. My doc has no clue what's causing this pain. Have any of you experienced a similar symptom associated with cervical pain and was it resolved after surgery?