Hi, Tina. I am 36 and had surgery last summer to fuse my c-4 through c-7 vertebra and widen the spinal canal. I was told after an MRI was run, that it was a congenital defect. That surgery went pretty well, I am still experiencing side effects from it due to the nerve trauma. My neurosurgeon ordered an MRI of my lumbar spine to rule out anything down there as being the cause of my problems with my left leg. This MRI showed mild to moderate spinal stenosis in my lumbar. The dr. has stated that this is also congenital because I also have short, or not fully formed, pedicles in these areas of the spine. So far, nothing has been prescribed to do about it, because I am not experiencing bowel and/or bladder problems, or pain in my legs after walking for a short while. I would also like more information about this as I, too, have only found information about older people with this as a result of degenerative changes in the spine. What about those of us born with it?