At some point after a car accident or a personal injury you may notice that the pain in your neck or back has not gone away. Or, you notice that have you numbness, tingling, or some other sensation in your arms or legs. You can’t quite figure out what the issue is and you tell a doctor. The doctor has you go through some physical therapy, but that doesn’t help either. Eventually, the doctor orders an MRI and tells you the news: You’ve got a herniated disk. Unfortunately, the doctor doesn’t spend much time talking to you about what this means for you and how it happened. So, you want to know more and you want to know if the herniated disk was caused by a wreck. First, let’s examine what a herniated disk is.