Least invasive, most effective treatment
Naturopathic medicine believes in approaching a medical problem with the least invasive and most effective treatment.
For example, if you are suffering from chronic back pain, a Naturopathic Doctor would:
First, run imaging and perform physical examinations to rule out more serious causes of your pain.
Second, after the more serious potential causes of the back pain are ruled out, we may recommend acupuncture, stretches, dietary changes, minimally invasive injections, or other treatment recommendations to decrease inflammation and pain.
Next, if for whatever reason those treatments were not resolving the problem, we may prescribe a natural supplement or medication or recommend additional procedures such as prolotherapy or stem cell injections.
Finally, if your pain continued to persist, we may refer you to an orthopedic surgeon as a last resort.
The goal is to always work with the body and give it what it needs to heal itself. Naturopathic Doctors are highly skilled at this!