Good Morning.or not, as the case may be. I got up this am with a great deal of pain across the left side of my lower back. It hurts when I raise my leg, sitting, walking. In other words, just hurts! I don't think this is what people call radiculopathy, butt doesn't hurt or down leg. I do have bulging L4-5, but this is different. Please help! Any ideas on what I can do to improve this. I go to work at 2:00pm PST, and will be sitting and driving for 8 hours. What type of dr do I see for this? The right side hurts a little, but nothing like the left. Thanks for info.