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This is Dr. David
I am sorry you are having musclar spasms and pain from your neck
you most likely have a pinched nerve or a herniated disk in your neck pressing on nerves causing this muscle spasm and pain from your neck to your shoulder and left arm and hip.
you should see your GP about it and get an MRI scan of your cervical spine
which can see very clearly your nerves and bone and vertebral disks inbetween the bones
an MRI scan is more clear than an xray
thankyou had a tia a couple of years ago could be it be related
usually TIAs don't present with these types of symptoms
of musclar spams
but there is always a small chance it could be a TIA.
if you are getting an MRI scan of your neck, and you have a history of TIAs, you might benefit from an MRI scan of the brain at the same time as well.
have you had an MRI scan of the brain?
have you been placed on blood thinners like aspirin or coumadin because of your TIAs?
am on 75mg clopidogerel nothing else allergic to persantin
that is plavix.
that is a good blood thinner.
I would still recommend you getting a brain MRI scan
and a neck MRI scan.
talk to your GP about it because of your history.
in the UK, there might be a wait to get an MRI scan
or you can go pay privately for one
had an mri scan just after tia October 2012
of the brain, right?
yes results were good showed very little silting and no narrowing
that is good.
talk to your GP about your neck.
you might benefit from physical therapy
or using anti-inflammatories for your neck
or start with an xray of your neck to check the bones.
thank you for your help I will make apt to see my gp
you are welcome
best of luck to you