Attorney Micah Longo of the Davie law firm The Longo Firm says, “when you’re in a car accident the physical forces do a number on your body. A common injury is a herniated disc which is a condition where the jelly like substances found inside the disc rupture, putting pressure on a nerve, causing pain and numbness. Most common herniated disc injuries occur in the lower back (lumbar spine) and neck (cervical spine).