Hello. I have been having pain in my lower back for quite some time. It started probably three years ago with just some stiffness on the left side, and is now much worse. I have seen a doctor, and had x-rays taken which show osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine. A couple of the discs are narrower than they used to be.
Mostly I wonder why the pain is all on one side. Has anyone else had this? I keep wondering if I'm doing something in my daily life to cause it, or it the pain just due to the arthritis, etc?