I am 24 years old. Since 2011 I have had these flares of chronic pain in my lower back side and buttock around the hip area. I thought maybe it had something to do with the sciatica nerve. I had a cortisone shot and that did not help me. I went to an orthopedic specialist and he told me to exercise and help build the muscles back that were weak in that area. I have been stretching and exercising and it helps some, but I still stay in pain. This flare started up Saturday Sept. 6, 2014. I was carrying a bag with three bottles of personal hygiene items in my right hand. After carrying it for a while my right side started to flare up. I had my husband carry the bag and it helped it not to strain. I have found that trying to lift something even the slightest bit heavy puts a strain on my side and it begins to hurt. It hurts when I sit down, and lay down. Last night I could barely sleep because of the pain flaring up. So I got up and stretched some and took some Advil, and then laid down with an ice pack on the area with pain. It helped me sleep through the night and get ready this morning, but when I went to work it started hurting again and I had to walk really slow and not make any sudden (quick) moves, and that's really hard to do being a waitress. So I have learned that when I lift something it's going to stir the pain even more. I do not know what to do. I have been to the doctor several times and it doesn't seem like they know what's going on. I am trying to find ways to relieve the pain. I can't continue working in this condition. I really need help to resolve this problem. I will be seeing Dr. Zubaty (chiropractor), in Sparta, KY, tomorrow hoping that he can help me.