I feel silly asking this question. But I figure here would be the best place! The past couple of weeks I have had a terrible pain in my upper neck. At the base of my skull and my spine starting. The only way the pain is relieved is when myself(or my husband) pinch that area VERY HARD,over and over again until it subsides. I get migraines and tension headaches all the time...plus just regular head pain. This is fairly new and it seems weird. It also hurts BAD! My old neurologist says that I had the "start" of a lesion at the start of my spine...so I am wondering if a lesion can be felt? Could a lesion be causing this pain,in this area?