As you briefed your situation, it points more towards cervical nerve compression rather than stroke. Early symptoms of stroke may present as headache, dizziness
, sudden or even temporary difficulty in vision or speech, numbness
or weakness on one side of face, arm or leg. The degenerative and arthritic changes of the cervical spine
may lead to compression and irritation of the motor and sensory nerves, which may lead to the symptoms like pain, spasm, numbness, tingling
or a combination of these.