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I have been getting head pains sometimes sharp or sometimes

Patient: I have been getting head pains sometimes sharp or sometimes they make me feel a little dizzy but nothing major but I just recently had one and it made me feel dizzy for a second but then I started to have spasms in my upper back and shoulders and then into my arms. My shoulders are a little achy now and my head just hurts a bit but what could be wrong

 

 

Symptoms: Head pains and spasms in upper back and shoulders

 

 

Doctor: Hi.Read and understood your history of head pains sometimes sharp or sometimes they make you feel a little dizzy but nothing major but recently had one and it made you feel dizzy for a second but then you started to have spasms in the upper back and shoulders and then into the arms. Shoulders are a little achy now and head just hurts a bit .All these symptoms are suggestive of a problem in the cervical spine and an MRI of it will help the diagnosis as well as a clinical examination help more.Further treatment will depend upon the investigations.Till then take a rest, avoid sudden movements of the neck over shoulder, no driving.Hope this helps you.

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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