Once the herniated disc is diagnosed, you have many treatment options, depending upon the severity of the condition. Try home remedies first. You can try cold packs and hot packs alternatively to relieve pain, swelling, and help ease your movement. Apply cold pack for around 20 minutes and after a few hours apply hot pack for another 20 minutes. Along with this, you can practice mild exercises, after asking your physical therapist.
If your condition isn’t getting better with home remedies and physical therapy, you will be prescribed muscle relaxants and NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) along with corticosteroids. The medicines depend on your pain and overall condition. If your lumbar disc is herniated, you might have to go for surgery to fix the problem.