I have had three cervical spine surgeries in the past, the last one being on the C5-c6 in 2009. I am having terrible pain and my pain meds and injections aren't helping very much. I had an MRI last week and saw the surgeon today. He said he thinks I need a surgery on my C6-C7 now as I have a bulging disc with a broad osteophyte complex which is flattening the spinal cord. He doesn't think the front of my neck is good to go through as they have done it twice through there and I also have spurs on the C4-C5. The used a BMP protein last time and apparently I now have spurs above and below the C5-C6. He wants to set me up for a myleogram just to get better pics and decide which side to go through this time. I have heard terrible things about the test such as severe headaches for days, etc. Can ANYONE give me any info on what this test is and how it affected them? I know everyone is different but I never go for a test without ALL the info i can find.