Are there non steroidal and non surgical treatments for a l5-s1 disc hernia?

Therapy. You can try Ibuprofen over the counter and physical therapy as a first line treatment of a herniated disk without surgery. If you fail therapy and your pain persists, you may need surgery. Try to do physical therapy first. Williams and mckenzie exercises help quite a bit.
Yes. A disc hernia requires no treatment, unless it is causing symptoms. Symptoms result when a herniated disc is pinching or compressing an adjacent nerve. Physical therapy, avoidance of activities that provoke the pain, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine are often helpful. More than 50% of patients will eventually have complete relief of symptoms without requiring surgery or steroids.
Time mckenzie. Mckenzie therapy, iin canada chymopapain older treatment no longer available in us look up the sport trial for disc treatments surgery is very effective with low risks for leg pain.
Yes. There is conservative management and surgical management. If the disc is causing weakness than conservative management is not recommended. The best thing is to discuss the options with a neurosurgeon every case is different and the management is dependent upon the size of the disc herniation the symptoms and the patient.
Yes. Most (>90%) disc herniations will get better on their own without surgical intervention. Rest, gentle stretching, judicious use of nsaids and time will heal most of these. When they don't improve or worsen then you may want to go to the next level and seek further non-operative treatments. Surgery is really the last resort.

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Seeking non-surgical treatment options for adolescent bilateral grade 3 spondylolysis (pars defects) with herniated l5-s1 disc?

Options. Congenital variety genetic origin occuring in 6% us population in particularly in certain high level athletes like swimmers, gymnasts, pitchers, football linemen to name a few. Most treated non operatively including associated with herniated disc with bracing, physical therapy & medication and activity modification. Epidural steroid injections can also be considered with 90% treated nonop.
Spondi. Surgery is a last resort. Some options to help treat pain for this problem include tylenol, (acetaminophen) antiiinflammatories such as ibuprofen. A brace can often be used for a short period of time -i.e. 1 month or so, to help decrease pain. Structured core exercises and stretching for the back and hamstrings will also be helpful.