What is whiplash? Does it cause disc herniations? Whiplash describes the sprain of neck muscles or strain of the muscles in the neck. It is typically associated with accidents, but it can happen in many situations when there is a sudden flexion and extension of the neck. If a disc is bulging or otherwise predisposed to disc herniation but not painful prior to the whiplash event, it may herniate at the time of the whiplash event. Contact Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc for an examination and treatment plan to deal with your whiplash.« View All FAQs"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."