I was just diagnosed with Spina Bifida Occulta and know nothing about it, and can't find anything on the internet that is useful. My doctor said my L5 and S1 vertebrae are fused, and it is basically normal.. I'm only 23 and it is causing a lot of pain! Is there anyone that has any information on it? I have pain from my lower back into my left leg.. it just comes and goes. Everything I read online says there is an opening in the spine so I'm not sure what it is... or if there is nerve compression? any info would be appreciated!