On a related note, does anyone have any non surgical treatment experience with a herniated disc? This is getting serious since it has been seizing up on me a couple times a day and throws me to the ground until the spasms ease up. This is really getting in the way of progress on the project list as well as cutting into the golf game. I have a couple suggestions from some physical therapists but their ideas are more geared toward recovering from surgery.
When my daughter had disk issues she was treated by having them do an epidural in the surrounding area. That took the pressure off and allowed her to heal without surgery. Her problem came back after a year or so after the first treatment. She had moved to a different area so switched doctors and he took just a little different approach. That was 2 years ago and she hasn't had the issue since.