Back Button Hides Side Menu

On my home page for my app I have a side menu on the top left of the navbar, and then I have buttons in the body of my app home page. I want these buttons to directly link to different views. When clicking my buttons I can currently to switch to another view using ui-sref. When I change views, the only problem I have is that the back button seems to appear in replacement of my side menu? Thoughts?