If you have been diagnosed with a bulging disc or a herniated disc (usually with a MRI) in the neck or lower back you should seek alternative treatments before you jump to the knife. Some of the neck symptoms would be pain in the neck area lasting more than 2 months, pain and tingling down the arm to the hand. In extreme cases numbness and weakness in the arms and hands. As in the lower back would be pain starting in the lower back area then going down the buttucks into the back of the leg into the the foot. In extreme cases would be tingling, numbness and weakness in the legs and feet.
There are a lot of treatments out there now that can save you from surgery. One of them being decompression therapy with a flexion-distraction table which is less than half the cost of the other decompression treatments per session. 76% success rate.
SO DON’T GO TO SURGERY UNTIL YOU HAVE TRIED THESE TREATMENTS!!!