Pain is considered the sixth sense of the human body and in line to that, pain and sufferings are natural processes in which human beings have to face through. They can range from a wide variety like common aches of muscle soreness to headaches and so on and so forth. But there are some types of pain that a person cannot cope up with just like the pain from slipped or herniated disc. Several methods has been developed to cure and treat for this kind of phenomenon and it includes behavior modifications like rest and activity, heat and cold compress application, physical therapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, oral steroid medications, and the last resort would be surgery. Yes, surgery is always the last resort when dealing with any kinds of diseases because the professionals will have to apply conservative treatment first before proceeding to the invasive ones but if the condition is not responding to the conservative treatment, that is the time to move to the higher level of intervention. Many doctors recommend epidural for back pain. This injection aids in loss of pain by blocking nerve transmission that carries pain sensation or the efferent and afferent pathways. Once the injection has been administered, the patient is still under observation in order to evaluate if the administered treatment is effective or not.