i have been battling with this for over 14 years and tried almost everything. My lower back muscles are always tense and tend to go into extremely painful spasms several times a year. When this happens I walk crucked if I can walk at all until the pain reduces. I have pain mostly on my left side but changes at will and can radiate down either leg. I have finally been diagnosed with degenerative disc desease. Are these common Simptoms as I’m trying to figure out this is the route of my pain. What simptoms do you have?