I was having lunch with a few friends who happen to be RNS.I was telling them about my upcoming procedure and surgery and they scared the heck out of me. They told me that cervical myleograms are very painful and I am very frightened. They then proceeded to tell me that posterior cervical fusions were far more painful than an ACDF and require a long recovery. I would rather take the opinion of someone who has gone through this. How painful is a cervical myleogram and is a posterior approach that painful? I AM SO FRIGHTENED OF THE UNKNOWN.When i had my ACDF ,it was an emergency and i didn't have time to think about it.The discomfort of that was little. Can anyone put my mind at ease about these procedures?