A big hello to the Chronic Pain Community.
Thank you Webb for your comments. Spot on! As a family doctor I am well aware of the valuable role naturopaths play in managing health. Thank you for spotting the oversight and apologies to all naturopaths out there.
I also love that you mentioned that not all pain can be healed. In my experience, pain can, for the most part, be improved, rather than healed. I also agree that there is a misconception about back surgery. Often pain is not improved, or improved little and the main role for surgery is the prevention of further nerve damage or worsening motor function.
We are all learning together. Thank you for your helpful comments.