I get this sort of symptom as the seasons change, particularly when the weather changes suddenly. It is like someone has stuck a tube of pole across my shoulder and round my neck, can also be across top of my head. I regularly wear a bobble hat in the house and ankle warmers to try to keep my whole body stable. (Not very romantic). This helps me. I have always been able to tell when it is going to snow or rain too.
Don’t know if this is the same thing, but it is just one of the myriad of symptoms that is a pain in the doo dads! Very rarely, if it is too sudden and hurts a lot, it can be a sign for me to just pack in for the day, get in bed, get warm, drink tea etc. then it goes off. This winter I have hardly had it as I was prepared, before the cold weather dropped on us, I kept the house warm, didn’t go out without gloves, wore lots of nice thermals and kept my termperature the same if possible. It has improved things a lot. Went to bed with a bobble hat last night, no head/neck/shoulder pain. No face numbness or anything like that.