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Carotid artery spasm

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gardner
Vascular Surgery 45 years experience
Yes. : Any artery that is not "hardened" with plaque or calcium can go into spasm. However, connecting spasm with clinical symptoms is a more difficult. If... Read More
Dr. J Roberts
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
Not really: Carotid disease cause stroke, only fmd (fibromuscular dysplasia) causes muscular spasms but they are typically asymptomatic...

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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
See specialist: Hard to tell spasm, it may be something else. You need to see a vascular surgeon.
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 40 years experience
Spasm?: I am not clear as to what you mean by "spasm". If you are having muscular pain or spasms in your neck, this is not related to your carotid artery and... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Carotid arteries: This seems a worrisome issue. How was it determined specifically? Please discuss this fully with your physicin or consult a vascular specialist.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Torticollis: The Sternoclidomasoid" Muscle goes into spasm. I believe this what is happening to you. It is a benign condition. Nothing to worry about,although it i... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
No, carotid artery too large to spasm but a stenosis, dissection, or embolism all can cause TIA or full blown stroke!
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Poor posture : Muscle spasm from posture, & exercise are not uncommon. Carotid spasm is rare.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Exam/US: get a physicial examand an ultrasound of the neck.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 54 years experience
Muscle Spasms.: Painful spasms related to carotid artery are not common. Neck sprain, pinched nerve more likely. Carotid artery disease rare in 18 year old.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Don't settle for it: You declare being a hypochondriac as if that's been settled. Please don't accept a lifetime of it. It will be costly in many ways. Seek psychotherapy... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
Vascular Surgery 38 years experience
Aneurysm doubtful: An aneurysm is very unlikely. You may have an inflammatory condition or vasculitis. Generally, arteries don't hurt unless inflamed. An ultrasound woul... Read More

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