have had for several years. maybe twice pain all of a sudden stopped and switched to right side instead of left. staying on right only for a few minutes, then going back to left side. doesn't matter if standing, lying down, or sitting. always a dull ack to throbing pain on whole left side from lower back down to foot, including left testicle. 20 years ago had trouble with hips and doctor said i had bone growing together in lower back pinching nerves and said would quit hurting after it grew together. never quit hurting. i have put up with pain for years, but am getting tired of it.