Pain can be caused by a variety of different problems so a thorough examination and possibly diagnostic imaging would need to be done to determine the cause of your pain. Heel pain can be caused by misalignment of the ankle or foot bones, heel spurs, achilles tendonopathy, ligament sprain, stress fracture, or a variety of other issues.
I have several herniated discs from a motorcycle accident and they are and have been well managed with conservative care. Best of luck to you and your son!
Chiropractic is great for helping you recover from car accident injuries. I recommend starting treatment with in 1-5 days following the collision and going to an office or clinic such as mine that offers not only Chiropractic care but also injury rehabilitation, myofascial release, muscle stimulation, and ultrasound to achieve the best possible outcome for your injuries.
Kids make great Chiropractic patients and do well under Chiropractic care. Seeing as your daughter is a young athlete I would highly recommend she gets under Chiropractic care to help with her longevity in sports, especially if she wants to play competitive sports at the high school level, collegiate level, or beyond
In some cases with rare conditions a Chiropractor may not be able to help you, again a thorough examination and imaging would help to rule out any of these conditions they may not be able to help you with.
Sports injuries have actually been shown to heal faster, and have better short term and longer term outcomes, with Chiropractic care and injury based rehabilitation when compared with injury rehabilitation or medication alone. Many professional athletes seek out and regularly see Chiropractors for sports injuries and to help with performance.
Many times, depending on your insurance, you don't need a referral to see a Chiropractor. You can simply call and schedule.