I currently have c5 c6 herniation. Pain was so bad a month ago i couldnt work. Had a cat scan and find out results next week to see about removal and fusion. I advise you to research on the web about chiro manipulation and the effects. When the disc is herniated and bulging between vertebrae, grinding the bones against it may aggravate. The recovery time can be eight weeks to lose the pain. Cold,heat alternating. laying on my back with my head hanging off the bed,roll up a towel under youre neck and pull to traction youre neck. Ibuprofen as directed on the label religously. Good luck.