If you have been in a car accident, or any type of vehicle collision, you may well be experiencing whiplash and/or back pain as sudden force can cause misalignments in the spine and cause injury to the discs, joints, ligaments, or nerves around it. You don’t have to be driving fast to suffer whiplash or injury to the spine. Some whiplash injuries happen when a car travels at speeds as low as 5 mph. Symptoms may start immediately after the accident, but in many cases, you may not start experiencing pain until hours, days, or even several weeks later. One common reason for delayed symptoms is that our bodies experience a surge of adrenaline and endorphins during a traumatic event like an auto accident.