General anesthesia. If you are having surgery such as lumbar laminectomy, discectomy, and/or fusion, you will recieve general anesthesia. However, a herniated disc does not always require surgery and is dependent on your symptoms and treatments. Physical therapy, epidural steroids, and/or oral pain medications are often sufficient treatment of symptoms of a hernieated disc.
Epidural steroids. Are one option, surgery is another, pt, stretching and non-steroidal anti inflammatory medications are also very helpful.