Neck issues are common with AS. I had what I call "THE NECK YEARS" during my pre-diagnosis years. I ended up being hospitalized while the pain was shooting down into my hand and I couldn't dress/eat/bathe. I never never never want to feel that again. When my Cosentyx is wearing off my neck will start to hurt. So I figure that is my AS causing that pain. There can be nerve impingement caused by the AS even if it is just swelling causing it.
HLAB27+(thanks,dad)iritis at 17, plantar fasciitis at 22, sacroiliitis at 25,first image at 31,diagnosis of AS at 48(hello medical community!!) it's all been downhill since(Cosentyx,Celebrex,Trazodone,Tramadol,high Omega3,A&D to tame immune system)