70 to 80% of patients suffering from sciatica
caused by bulging disc
become all right with non surgical approach ( conservative approach )
Conservative approach involves rest,ose of anti inflammatory medications,adopting proper pain avoiding postures and adopting proper weight lifting options like bending your legs rather than your back,getting physiotherapy
from a professional physiotherapist.
He can guide you proper lifting and bending techniques along with proper spinal and core strengthening exercises.
Conservative approach generally makes the person all right in 8 to 12 weeks.
Patients who don't respond to conservative approach or patients suffering from severe pain
or bldder and bowel dysfunctions are advised surgery.
Since your symptoms are mild,you can opt for the conservative approach and may consult a physiotherapist.
As far as taking garlic and milk is concerned,you may take it as it is not going to do any harm to you.