Joplin MO chiropractic auto injuries

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Yours in health;

Dr. Tom Dunlap


If you are suffering from an auto injury one of the best things that you can do is see if a natural, chiropractic approach is right for you. Everyday more and more Americans are seeking the care from chiropractors for a wide assortment of conditions, with auto injuries being one of the most common conditions being treated.


Lets face it, auto injuries can be a big pain in more ways than one. There can be physical pain, emotional pain, financial pain, as well as the hassles and inconveniences associated
with the accident.

If you are reading this because you have been in an auto accident, first let me say that I hope and pray that you were not seriously injured. If you were injured, I firmly believe it is in your best interest to be checked out by a well trained doctor of chiropractic, with a history of successfully treating auto injuries.

Injuries from an auto accident may not always be apparent, not even to emergency personnel and physicians. Sometimes the body can adapt and heal on it’s own, and sometimes it cannot. The reason is because vertebrae in the spine when subjected to an auto injury can lose their normal alignment, thereby causing harm to sensitive muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and disc in the back and neck.

Left untreated, these conditions can progressively worsen over time, and eventually lead to permanent pain and disability.

Not a day goes by, that I don’t treat somebody who at some earlier point in time was injured in an auto accident, and either blew off getting it treated, or accepted a quick
low-ball settlement offer from an insurance company, and now, whether it be months or years later they are paying for it in more ways than one. I wish I had a nickel for every time I hear “Doc, I wish I would have treated this the right way in the beginning.”

Don’t be fooled into believing it is just “a simple strain,” or “just a little soreness.” Left untreated, these injuries can set you up for a lifetime of misery, which eventually pain pills or muscle relaxers may not be able to cover up.

If you have been involved in a recent auto injury I encourage you to either call our office now at 417-624-1276, or to fill out the information at the end of this report to see if we have time available to offer you a FREE CONSULTATION within the next several days.
If your injury has been recent, time is of the essence for your body to properly heal.


Your most precious commodity is you and your family. If you or they have been injured in an auto accident you want someone who will care not only for them, but about them. At our office we have been successfully treating auto accident victims daily since 1987.

I have been trained by some of the world’s leading experts in treating auto accident injuries. Every year I return to school, to learn how to better care for my patients.
Our clinic is adept at constructing a treatment plan, aimed at getting you the maximum results in the shortest period of time. Some people heal fast, some people heal slow, most conclude their treatments with us in three to four months.

In short, if you are looking for a doctor who cares, and has a long track record of helping
auto injury victims I feel you will be happy with us.


Treatment for auto injuries can vary, depending upon the type of health care provider you see. From a medical standpoint the most common treatment of whiplash injuries is with either pain pills or muscle relaxers. While these medications offer some with temporary relief, many times they do not address the underlying cause of the problem.


At Dunlap Chiropractic, P.C. we help people daily find relief of pain from auto injuries. Most of these injuries are to the back and neck. Some of the injuries may also cause headaches and numbness, and involve the arms, shoulders, legs, hips, and other parts of the body. It is safe to say that over the years we have helped thousands of Four State residents find relief from their auto injuries.

At our office we employ a variety of techniques, each one planned to get you relief as quickly as possible, with the goal of addressing the underlying cause of the pain.

The tools and techniques we use in our office to address your specific problem are numerous. These could include one, and many times a combination of the following procedures: chiropractic adjustments by hand, chiropractic adjustments with a low force adjusting instrument for weak or tentative patients, physical therapy, acupuncture, auricular therapy, trigger point therapy, traction, or exercise.


While a lot of chiropractic offices have come and gone over the years, I have been in full time practice, at this same location since 1987. During this time it has been my most sincere pleasure to work with and for, some of the nicest, friendliest patients in the Four
State area.

I am a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. This is where
chiropractic was created in 1895. At Palmer I was blessed with the opportunity to learn a variety of techniques from some of the finest instructors in the world. It was there that
I learned about the history of our profession, and began to employ some of the true and tested, as well as some of the more contemporary methods of healing.

Since graduating from Palmer, I have gone on to further my education in a number of areas. Currently I am the only doctor in this part of the state recognized as a Distinguished Fellow in Chiropractic Biophysics. This is a very demanding course of
study, which teaches doctors how to provide a high level of care to their patients, which in turn allows doctors to teach patients methods which they can employ to strengthen and stabilize areas of weakness in their spine. Presently there are only a handful of doctors in Missouri who have completed this training; most of them are either in Kansas City or St. Louis.

I am one of only several doctors in the Joplin area to have gone back to school and received additional training in acupuncture. In our office, I do not perform the traditional forms of acupuncture which employ the insertion of needles into the body. Instead, we
utilize what is known as electro acupuncture. Both traditional acupuncture and electro acupuncture work extremely well. The advantage of electro acupuncture is that the treat-ments require much less time, and for those who hate needles, don’t worry, there are no

Additionally, I am one of the few doctors in Missouri who has undergone additional training and is recognized as a Certified Insurance Claims Consultant.

Over the years I have, and remain very active in our state and local chiropractic associations. In the past I have served as President of the Four State Chiropractic
Association, and as President of the Missouri State Chiropractic Association Political
Action Committee.


As you can imagine, having been in practice for a number of years, we maintain a very busy office. However, we are committed to helping as many people in the community as we can. Time permitting, we do offer a limited number of FREE CONSULTATION CERTIFICATES. I have been told on more than one occasion that these are worth their weight in gold.

With this FREE CONSULTATION CERTIFICATE, this will give you an opportunity to come in and meet with me personally. If I think that chiropractic can help you I will tell you, and if not I will tell you that too.

If you have been suffering or are in pain at this time, I encourage you to complete the form below, and lets see if something can be done to help now.

Life is too short to be in pain. Fill out the form today.

I wish you the best in health.


Dr. Tom Dunlap