I have had low back pain for the last 13 years due to degenerating disks. I have been to numerous doctors over the years but none has offered a solution. I have used a fentanyl patch for the last eight years for the pain. About three years ago I developed a bulge at L4-L5. This caused pain in the right side of my groin. The pain is always there but tends to be worse at the end of the day. This problem is driving me nuts, not only because it hurts but because it makes sex painful. This is an embarrassing problem so I haven't done much about it, other than complain to my primary care doc. She had me try Lyrica but I could't tolerate the side effects. Other than drugs, she hasn't had anything to offer. Has anyone had a problem like this, and if so, what helped? I will be grateful for any suggestions.