Update, I saw the NS yesterday and he is setting me up for surgery in 3 wks or so. Will let you all know the date when I find out, he is trying to fit me in. He had me go down for a brain MRI w/wo contrast to make sure nothing else was going on that he is not aware of before surgery. He said he thought everythg was fine but needs to be sure. So, my question is: Is this the same thing as a CINE MRI? Will it show the spinal flow, blockage, etc?