Re: neck pain
There are two operations that directly address bone spurs.
The ACDF comes in from in front, removes the disk - and the bone spurs growing off the disk-vertebra interface, and clamps/fuses the two vertebrae together.
The foraminotomy is a much less invasive operation that comes in from behind and specifically addresses the spurring by trying to shave it off.
Which operation is best would depend on a number of factors, including, unfortunately, what the surgeon WANTS to do.