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Dr. Darris GentryFeb 6, 2016 1:00:00 PM2 min read

How Chiropractic Care Helps With Whiplash After A Car Accident

 Are You Suffering From Whiplash After Being In A Car Accident? 

If you have been in a car accident even though you may think you are not hurt, neck injuries and whiplash can happen in the smallest of accidents. It sometimes may take a few days or even weeks for your body to acknowledge the physical effects of the car crash. To learn more about soreness after a Car Accident, click here.

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries to occur in a car accident. It can have extremely negative effects on the body if it is not taken care of as soon as possible.

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Whiplash occurs when your head is moved suddenly backward, forwards or side to side. It can destabilize the spine which can cause extreme pain in your head, neck, shoulders, and upper back. If you have been injured in a car accident, it is vital to see a Chiropractor to treat your whiplash systems. We even offer Free Consultations at our Georgia and South Carolina locations. Let us help you avoid extensive physical therapy.


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There are many symptoms that are associated with whiplash injury; some include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Numbness and Tingling in the arms
  • Nausea

Whiplash symptoms may be present immediately after an accident, or they may take some time to develop over the next couple of days. It is possible to sustain a whiplash injury in a car accident of very minimal speeds. Keep in mind that the speed of your collision does not correlate to the degree of damage your body may sustain. 

Whiplash can cause the tendons and ligaments of your spine to stretch or tear. The ligaments and soft tissues that help support your neck and head are extremely vulnerable to tearing during a car accident. It is crucial to see a Chiropractor for treatment after being in a car accident. They are trained to diagnose and treat many injuries associated with whiplash. Having correct alignment will help the major parts of your body to return to optimal health. Whether you feel symptoms right away or not it is better to be safe and prevent them from occurring in the future. 

Arrowhead Clinic specializes in treating car accident victims who are suffering from whiplash. Our doctors will evaluate your spine as a whole before deciding which approach to try for your pain. They will conduct a thorough examination to diagnose the specific cause of your pain. The Chiropractors will determine what areas have restricted movement as well as your overall spinal alignment. They will come up with a personalized treatment plan to help restore your proper range of motion to help you recover as fast as possible. 


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Dr. Darris Gentry

Dr. Darris Gentry is Arrowhead Clinic’s Duluth Chiropractor. He specializes in treating accident victims as well as people suffering from chronic pain conditions. With the use of manual and hands-on spinal adjustments, he is able to help restore proper function and mobility to patients’ bodies. Dr. Gentry has been a practicing chiropractor for over 20 years. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga and Life University, one of the country's top chiropractic schools. He enjoys treating patients who have back pain, neck pain, sciatica pain, and spinal trauma from all sorts of accidents. His main goal is to help his patients physically improve and reduce and manage their pain. Dr. Gentry is a motivated individual who enjoys helping others reach their goals. Healthcare, in all aspects, remains his main interest. He loves being a chiropractor and having the ability to help others. One of Dr. Gentry’s recent patients stated, “The staff is so welcoming, and Dr. Darris Gentry is amazing. He helped me throughout my treatment.” Dr. Gentry provides free, same-day consultations to all potential patients. He is available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. During the consultation, Dr. Gentry will ask questions regarding medical history and a person’s current physical condition, and the type of symptoms they are experiencing. He takes the time to thoroughly examine and diagnose each patient’s condition before coming up with an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to their particular recovery needs.