Neck pain is generated by motion of the segment. An ADR can work but at a much lower success rate (unless the segment is not too degenerative which would be an indication not to do surgery). If the pain was facet mediated, an ADR will increase pain as increased ROM will increase motion of the painful joint.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.