In Joplin, MO this local chirorpactor is helping back and neck pain sufferers avoid surgery and injections with Spinal Decompression.



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Yours in health;

Dr. Tom Dunlap


If you suffer from severe or chronic back or neck pain, for which surgery has been recommended, one of the best things that you can do is see if a natural approach utilizing spinal decompression is right for you. Everyday more and more people around the world are benefiting from this amazing technology, and are finding long lasting relief of back or neck pain for which previously there seemed to be no form of relief.


Spinal Decompression is a relatively new form of treatment designed primarily for

patients suffering from either long standing, or severe back or neck pain. Spinal

Decompression is different from other forms of therapy.

Spinal Decompression is also different from traditional chiropractic care, in that it is a

computerized form of treatment, not typically used for most chiropractic patients, rather reserved only for those with the most severe conditions.

Most patients who undergo a series of spinal decompression treatments do so as an alternative to either back or neck surgery, or spinal injections. Most patients who undergo spinal decompression have been diagnosed with a disc injury, or with significant forms of spinal decay such as disc degeneration, spinal stenosis, or pinched nerves.

In spinal decompression, the computerized form of treatment gently stretches the space between the vertebrae in the spine. Most patients report that the treatments are quite comfortable and soothing. In fact many patients actually fall asleep during the procedure.

The reason that spinal decompression is gaining in popularity is because, when compared to many other forms of treatment, the procedure is quite safe, extremely effective, and at a fraction of the cost of many other procedures.

Life is too short to be living in misery. If you have been told that “your going to have to just live with it,” or that injections or surgery are your only options, then 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.

Many of your friends and neighbors who thought that they were destined to a life of pain

and suffering are now living healthier, more productive lives thanks to spinal decompression. Many of those people found relief with spinal decompression even after

spinal surgery failed to relieve their pain.

In addition to spinal decompression, 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. My experience has been that spinal decompression works best when it is combined with some of the procedures we do in our clinic such as spinal adjustments by hand, spinal 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

needles. I promise!

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 spinal decompression 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