MS hug - advice/help needed please


i didnt realise this exisited till my last visit to the specialist when i mentioned pains ive been getting in my ribs, i thought it was unrelated to MS but he said its due to lesions in my spinal cord. He pricked me with a pin all up my front and back and i have a band of numbness all around the bottom of my ribs. Since then ive realised ive been getting a lot of pains lower, around my lower abdomen, not like period pains but in the same area, sometimes quite sharp stabbing pains. I was just wondering if you can get these bands all down your spinal cord, if anyone has similar pains or if i should be concerned that these lower pains are not MS related and maybe something more sinister?

any help or advice would be really appreciated