What is WHIPLASH
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - www.ninds.nih.gov
Retrieved March 22, 2011
"Whiplash - a soft tissue injury to the neck is also called neck sprain or neck strain. It is characterized by a collection of symptoms that occur following damage to the neck, usually because of sudden extension and flexion.
The disorder commonly occurs as the result of an automobile accident and may include injury to intervertebral joints, discs, and ligaments, cervical muscles and nerve roots."