@literally45-- Acupuncture can be a herniated disc treatment option. People say that acupuncture needles can relieve pressure from nerves. I know someone who relieved her herniated disc symptoms with acupuncture but I don't think it works for everyone. You might want to speak to an experienced acupuncturist about it.
I have a herniated disc as well. I've thought about acupuncture but I want to try other treatments like physical therapy first.
Also, have you tried heat? My back seems to love heat. I usually have pain and stiffness when I don't stay warm. I've been using hot water bags on my back. I experience immediate relief when I use heat.