I'll try and keep this short... I'm a 30 year old male in decent shape until I got a small herniation at l5 s1 with sciatica pain on left side (no back pain). It's been a year of routine stretching and exercises to try and help my case. I just recently was lifting something heavy and felt a pulling pain in my right side lower back a little over 2 weeks ago. It really scared me but did not have any bad pain afterward just a little soreness. Now my lower back feels tight and just feels weaker with soreness. I also now get pain in righr buttocks when sitting long periods but no sign of nerve impingement with the usual leg lift tests, still nerve impingement on left side which is usual for the last year. I guess I'm just scared I either herniated more at l5 s1 or I herniated at another level. Wouldn't I be in much more pain? Wouldn't the change in syptoms start immediately and not 2 weeks later? Any advice would help put my mind at ease.