Hi. I recently lost the extra almost 50 pounds that I had been carrying around for 16 years. Well, I never had much back pain in all those years, but now I do. Trying to figure out if it has anything to do with the exercising that I do. I do have arthritis and degenerative disc disease in my spine, with a couple of the lumbar discs not looking as good as they used to. All the pain is on the left side, and does radiate to my butt and back of the thigh.
I sure wish I had never put on or kept on the weight, since it probably contributed to my current situation.