The amount of suffering that you can experience from a herniated disc can range from slight discomfort to unbearable pain. Regardless of where you fall on the scale, the idea of surgery can often seem a bit intimidating. While in some cases, back surgery can be done using minimally invasive techniques, there is always a chance of something going terribly wrong. There is also a possibility that the surgery can wind up being ineffective. Fortunately, if you are either too afraid or not financially able to go through with such procedures, there are several natural alternatives that you can try instead.