Most cases of herniated disc resolve on their own within 6 weeks, patients are often advised to start always with non-surgical treatment.
Controlling the intense pain in initial stage of herniated disc is the most urgent need. Pain control options are likely to include:
So, finally I would say yes, non-surgical treatments are very effective in treatment of herniated disc and it must be a first line of treatment, if it fails then we should think about other surgical options.
DR.SKY SHARMA (PT)