Quite often, when people have severe back pain, especially in the lumbar or cervical regions and are diagnosed with a herniated disc, they immediately begin to wonder if they will have to undergo spinal surgery sometime in their future just to experience some relief. Whether or not an invasive procedure is the best treatment option is something to be discussed with one’s physician.
However, surgery is not the only treatment option available, rather it should be considered only as a last resort if no other treatment works. Usually, the common school of thought regarding the treatment of slipped discs places much emphases on managing associated pain. From cortisone injections to strong analgesic drugs and also ultrasound therapies, patients get to experience some measure of pain relief.