This is my first post on this forum and I think it would be helpful to understand that I'm 15, weight 210 pounds (YES, I am overweight) but I am about 6 feet tall. About one year ago I was sitting in class and felt that my back was just aching with soreness. It was so bad and unbearable. Later that summer, I started my first job, caddying (carrying golf bags). They were heavy and the pain stated to shift to my butt. The pain is in my left leg and starts under my left butt cheek. I can describe the pain as pulling and just general awful pain. When I get up I feel it the most. Getting up from a chair is awful. I do exercise a lot (treadmill, elliptical machine, varsity tennis). I do maintain a healthy diet. But, I can't get rid of this. I stretch every day (my mom has back pain and knows the proper stretches) but that does not help. Have not tried anything else yet though. It is starting to get worse and worse. My family has had a history with back pain. My mom has the same thing as me and is actually currently in the hospital getting EMERGENCY SURGERY to fix her 3 bulged disk. I don't want to end up like my mom. Please help me and reply.