Sharp lower back pain on one side

Patient : I have a sharp, constant pain in my lower back, just on the right side, right about hip level. The pain is most severe when I raise my left knee upwards. I've had it for a long time hoping it would go away but it hasn't. Doesn't seem to be getting any worse but it's always there. Any idea what that might be?
Symptoms:  Sharp pain in lower back, hip level ... only on the right side
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