Having a slipped disc in lower back indicates that one of the cartilage discs in the spine has been damaged and is exerting pressure on the nerves. In most instances, it is seen that the slipped disc symptoms can get better with proper rest, little exercise along with medications. The recovery period for the slipped disc in neck is 1 to 3 months. You may need to visit a general physician if you feel pain in your neck or lower back to determine whether you have a spinal disc herniation. If you need disc slip treatment, your general physician would first recommend you to keep active. It may become very difficult to move during the first few days and if you experience severe pain while trying to move, you may have to rest totally for a few days. However, you should undertake physical therapy which would keep your back portion movement and help in speedy recovery. You should make sure that any exercise you do is mild and doesn't exert any pressure on the affected part of the body. Swimming can be the best form of workout as the water keeps the body weight supported and exerts meagre pressure on the joints. It is recommended to do proper exercise and movement as it helps in strengthening those muscles that have become weak. You may feel that the pain is increasing as you are trying to move, but this is normal and helps to achieve the expected results soon.