Prior to my doctor's appt, I typed in all my symptoms online
just to see what would pop up- herniated disc. I followed some holistic suggestions online
. Heat, alternate with ice cold presses daily as much as possible, flat on back on floor, leg raise (very carefully I might add, hard when you can't straighten it out). Alternating leg 'draped' over leg for stretches, keeping back flat on floor. Agressively did this. Took an anti inflammatory and my guy, bless his heart, would massage me.