A disc herniation, depending on the severity, will be your weakest link in bodybuilding.
Forget Ultrasound and ART; honestly they DON'T WORK; especially if its grade 3 and above.
You may get temporary relief for a while but it returns when you squat or shoulder press due to compression.
2 options. If you are not competing and just wanna stay healthy and look good, carry lighter and nothing overhead.
See a chiropractor for a proper adjustment.
The other option is surgery. You need to consider it carefully. Present surgery techniques are good. Now they replace the whole disc. That is truer in the sense that you get a new artificial one.
Hope it helps