If you have neuropathy in Joplin, MO you should read this.

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Yours in health;

Dr. Tom Dunlap


Neuropathy is a very serious health care problem. It is an abnormal degenerative condition affecting the nervous system

Neuropathy can come in two different fashions. Diffuse Neuropathy can affect many body parts, whereas Focal Neuropathy affects a specific nerve and part of the body.

Diffuse Neuropathy:

There are two types of Diffuse Neuropathy. The two types of Diffuese Neuropathy are:

1. Peripheral Neuropathy- this affects primarily the hands and feet.
2. Autonomic Neuropathy- this affects the internal organs

Common symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy are:

1. Numbness or insensitivity to pain or temperature.
2. Tingling, burning or pricking sensations.
3. Sharp pains or cramps (or like walking on sponges).
4. Extreme sensitivity to touch, even light touch.
5. Loss of balance and coordination.

Most of these symptoms are worse at night.

Common symptoms of Autonomic Neuropathy are:

1. Urinary incontinence.
2. Lack of sexual function.
3. Digestive issues (the stomach emptying slowly, bloating, persistent nausea and vomiting).
4. Lower bowell problems (constipation, diarrhea).
5. Circulatory problems.
6. Cardiovascular Disease.


Medical doctors typically treat with medication, usually in the form of pain pills, anti inflamatories, and antidepressants. While these medications offer some with relief, many times they do not address the underlying cause of the problem. Patients who do not respond well to pain medications are many times told “You’ll just have to learn to live with it,” or “It’s just in your head.”

The reason our Neuropathy Treatment Plan gets great results is because it attacks neuropathy from two essential areas:

1. Imrpoving the patient’s nutrition, by crafting a specially created eating plan,
and by implementing a program of herbs and nutrients known to fight neuropathy.

2. Utilizing a specifically created modality which is designed to fight neuropathy known as
the Neurocare. The Neurocare helps revitalize the patient’s affected arms, legs, hands,
or feet.


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 call our office today..

Life is too short to be in pain. Call our office today.

I wish you the best in health.


Dr. Tom Dunlap