Hi, I'm on 5mg pred, been on high doses reducing over 5 years! Does anyone on here get severe pain in neck radiating up the back of the head? Have you any tips on dealing with it? Does the Dr put your steroids up? I'm waiting to see Dr. I had a general anaesthetic last week and it started after that, I normally have neck and shoulder pain, but this is much worse! Could my neck have been damaged when they move head around to get tube down the throat?