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What your Duluth Chiropractor knows about Whiplash
Dr. Darris GentryMay 15, 2020 2:40:22 PM3 min read

Duluth Chiropractor Unveils Four Facts About Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash is one of the most common car accident injuries in Duluth, Georgia. 


If you're involved in an accident that causes your neck to violently move backward then forward, similar to the cracking of a whip, there's a good chance you'll suffer from whiplash.


Whiplash can overstretch the joints, muscles, and ligaments of the neck and upper back. 


Whiplash can be a severe injury that shouldn't be taken lightly.


Sometimes it can take a day or even weeks for the symptoms of whiplash to show up.


That's why you should see a chiropractor after a car accident, even if you don't feel injured.


It's also good to know the facts about whiplash so you'll have a better idea if you have it after being in a car accident.



If you believe you are suffering from a Whiplash injury, here are four facts you may not know regarding your injury in the article below.



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There Are Several Ways To Get Whiplash

Car Accidents are not the only way to obtain a whiplash injury.


Car accidents are the most common way people get whiplash, but whiplash can happen during any accident.


Slip and Fall accidents or high impact sports, such as football, boxing, or gymnastics, have been known to cause whiplash as well.


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Symptoms Are Not Always Immediate

Neck and shoulder pain are some of the most common symptoms from whiplash, but as we touched on already, some symptoms may not occur immediately following the accident.


It can take days or weeks for symptoms to develop.


Symptoms such as headaches, muscle spasms, numbness, or tingling can all occur due to whiplash.


However, some victims may not associate those symptoms to the accident because they show up long after the accident has occurred.


That's why you should know the symptoms of whiplash and take notice if you develop any of them in the days or weeks after your accident.


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Whiplash Does not Need Much Force

Many people think their head has to be violently whipped back and forth to get whiplash.


That's not the case.


Many whiplash injury victims have sustained their injury from a car accident while driving as low as 5-10 miles per hour. 


Even the most minor of fender benders can cause whiplash.


The severity of the injury typically depends on whether or not you were properly restrained in the vehicle at the time of the accident. 


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Chiropractic Care for Whiplash Injuries in Duluth, GA

Chiropractors Can Help With Whiplash 

Chiropractic Care is a very effective way to treat whiplash injuries after being involved in an accident. 


Chiropractic treatment for cases of whiplash focus on the soft tissues of the neck, including the neck muscles, and it seeks to restore any lost range of motion.  


The chiropractors with the Arrowhead Clinics in Duluth have experience treating whiplash injuries and work to help reduce the pain and side effects from whiplash.


Our Duluth, Georgia Whiplash Doctor provides free consultations to see how we can assist with your injuries. 


He also provides a thorough exam and evaluation to see what area of the cervical spine has been affected.  


After that, along with a review of your medical history, Dr. Gentry can develop an individualized treatment for whiplash that will help you be pain-free. 


If you have been involved in an accident that caused whiplash, do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation by clicking the button below.


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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.