About 2 mos. ago I experienced this neck pain that has gotten progressively worse. It is just left of the spinal cord, left side of neck and is a sharp stabbing pain that radiates up into my head and across my forehead. It has gotten so bad now that I have extreme nausea, and I need strong pain meds to subside it. Activity increases the pain. I do not have neck stiffness, nor have I injured my neck recently. I do have a history of injury to the neck, shoulder and back from MVA's. But this type of pain is not like a joint, muscle or disc, and it is not on the spinal column, but rather to the left of it. When I press on the area where the pain stems from, it increases the pain. I have had sinus issues past few months, with swelling of my face, right eye and facial pain. I don't know if this is something serious, but the pain is almost intolerable and is not going away. It comes and goes also, but activity seems to always bring it on more.