It was a success however I believe I had 2 issues prior to this surgery and it only fixed my C6/7 portruding disc issue. I still have grinding noises in my neck/back which I believe is causing irritation and inflamation at the C5/6. Plasma disc decompression was invented in 2000 but I have been unable to find anyone anywhere in this forum or ANYWHERE on the internet who had it done. I was only #7 for my doctor and my doctor says 5 out of the 6 so far have had great success. I can finally lay in bed in any position without any pain. But I cannot sit at a desk or in a chair for very long as the pain gets worse. The internet articles all seem to note a 2 week recovery time but my doctor says the conference he atended on this said it takes more like 6 weeks to 3 months. So, more than likely I now have to sit around for another month or two to be sure my existing pain is not due to surgery healing. I doubt its just surgery healing pain cause I have no longer made healing progress in the last 2 weeks, in fact I have gotten worse, and I blame this on my existing C5/6 grinding noise in my disc as the discogram reproduced this noise at the c5/6 level.
Most likley I am looking at ADR at one or two levels. With the dollar Euro in the tank, it may be close to the same price doing it here than in germany. But most importantly, I believe the plasma disc decompression was a huge success and resolved the main pain generator , the portruding disc at C6/7.