Should I ask for an MRI for my t and l spine before my neuro appt? My c spine does not show a syrinx. Will the neuro need to know if there is a syrinx before he can decide to operate? Also, does a cine MRI need to be done before the decision to operate ?

My NS ordered the tests she wanted. Which turned out to be everything..MRI's of brain, skull, full spine and a CINE. Before my visit I had just had a bunch of MRI's and she wasn't happy with them so she ordered them herself. Others may have a different opinion but I would wait. If you have an MRI of your herniation I think that's enough.