I recently found out I have 2 herniated discs in my lumbar area a 1mm bulge on my l3-l4 and the a 4mm protrusion on my l5-s1 I also was informed that I have the congenital form of the spinal stenosis and I had no idea about it for 42 years. The pedicures on all of my lumbar vertebrae are short as well as the central canal stenosis. I have my mri results already and a referral to see a specialist. I have been doing a lot of research trying to see what the likelihood of surgery will be . I am unsure if having this stenosis from birth and not knowing about it till now has made it worse in the long run and also want to know how much it will impact me in the future as it is a birth defect for me. Not much is said about the congenital stenosis most I have read is about the degenerative type. So I wonder am I more likely to have surgery with this condition.