If you live in Joplin, MO and suffer from sciatic nerve pain, you should read this article by a local chiropractor.

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Dr. Tom Dunlap


If you suffer from sciatic leg pain 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 sciatic leg pain being one of the most common conditions being treated.


Frankly, there are a number of known causes for sciatic leg pain. These can run the gamut from serious health problems such as with cancer and infections to acute injuries such as from a fall or trauma.

Most frequently, the leading cause of sciatic leg pain which we see in our clinic is due to
something pinching or compressing the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is a nerve which begins in the low back and tailbone region, and extends thru the hips and down into the legs, all the way to the foot.

Left untreated, damage to the sciatic nerve can result in permanent pain, numbness, or loss of use of the leg. This can significantly affect a person’s enjoyment of life, whether it be playing ball in the yard with the kids, being able sit in church on a Sunday morning, or just merely being able to go up or down the steps at home.

Sciatic nerve pain is nothing to mess around with. I have personally seen how it can
literally disrupt not only the life of the patient, but also the lives of their loved ones, especially if they are no longer able to work.

If you are suffering from sciatic nerve pain, I encourage you to pick up the phone now and call our office 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.

Time is of the essence. I have seen a number of cases, whereby the patient kept putting off the sciatic nerve pain in one leg, hoping it would go away, only to awaken one day with the excruciating misery of pain radiating up and down both legs, barely able to get out of bed.


Treatment for sciatic leg pain can vary, depending upon the type of healthcare provider you see. Most family doctors will start off with prescription medications such as pain pills, muscle relaxers, or even anti-inflammatories. Should these medications fail to address that patient’s sciatic leg pain, next is likely to be a referral to a pain management
doctor for spinal injections. Should these fail to address the patient’s sciatic leg pain, then there are basically only two other medical options; either learn to live with it, or
spinal surgery.


At Dunlap Chiropractic, P.C. we help people daily find relief of sciatic leg pain. It is safe to say that over the years we have helped thousands of Four State residents relieve their sciatic leg pain. This would include people who have suffered from chronic low back pain over the years, to patients who have suffered a fresh injury.

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