Neck pain is equally as common as lower back pain. Often we have to ensure that pain is not emanating form a shoulder problem. Neck pain has become more prevalent due to ergonomic issues.
Most of the times the pain responds well to medications, activity modifications and physiotherapy.
In the past people who do not respond to conservative care were forced to live with the symptoms or consider major surgery. Currently plasma disc decompression , there is a minimally invasive alternative to major surgery that allows the patient to go home the same day as the procedure.
This is a X-ray/CT guided procedure which requires placement of a cannula into the disc before the decompression is done.