What is whiplash?

Whiplash is an injury that is caused by a rapid and forceful movement of the neck. hyperextension followed by another of maximum flexion causing damage to the vertebra, ligaments or musculature.


  • Localized pain in the cervical region (Cervicalgia)
  • Dizziness
  • Headache (Cephaleas)
  • Ringing or hissing sounds heard in one or both ears (Tinnitus)
  • Possible presence of tingling, weakness or altered sensation in the arms if there has been involvement of a nerve root (cervicobrachialgia).
  • Muscle contracture


What could be the reasons?

The main reason for whiplash is due to a collision following a traffic accident, which, depending on the severity of the accident, may show symptoms of those described above.

The prognosis is usually favorable. The duration of symptomatology usually varies depending on the severity or triggering factor.


How will we treat whiplash?

For this purpose, Clínica Sohail performs a global assessment beforehand, We will assess which type of treatment is the most appropriate for the patient based on the results of the examination. In a cross-cutting manner, the rehabilitation team will perform an intervention through therapeutic exercise.

Depending on the degree of injury, and together with the application of technology such as ultrasound-guided percutaneous intratissue electrolysis (EPI), and Echoguided Percutaneous Percutaneous Neuromodulation, Shock waves, Imoove or Magnetic Resonance Therapy (MBST), we will work with a program of control exercises, global postural reeducation (RPG) and/or strength exercises.

The Hyperbaric Chamber can be a great ally in the recovery, thanks to the oxygenation that occurs in the tissues that is produced in the tissues, reduces the recovery time of breaks, wounds, muscle injuries and bone fractures.



Do you want to continue consulting on what injuries we can help you with?

Share this content if you find it interesting

If you need a personalized treatment to help you with your injury, you can contact our patient care team.