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Mr. Eric Miller, DC

Chiropractor

Dr. Eric Miller is a top Chiropractor in Orland Park, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to his specialty, Dr. Eric Miller is an expert in changing the lives of his patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Eric Miller is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in the field of Chiropractic, Dr. Eric Miller is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. He and his staff embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Orland Park, Illinois, Dr. Eric Miller is a true asset to his field and is dedicated to the profession of medicine and chiropractic.
30 years Experience
Mr. Eric Miller, DC
  • Orland Park, Illinois
  • National University of Health Science
  • Accepting new patients

How should I sleep to fix rounded shoulders?

It is best to sleep on your back with a flatter type of pillow. Try to strengthen the pull muscles (trapezius, rhomboids, lats, etc.) in the back and stretch the push muscles in READ MORE
It is best to sleep on your back with a flatter type of pillow. Try to strengthen the pull muscles (trapezius, rhomboids, lats, etc.) in the back and stretch the push muscles in the front (pecs and anterior delts).
I hope you find this info helpful.

Take care and be well,

Dr. Eric Miller

How can you tell if your spine is out of alignment?

There are several ways to determine if your spine is out of alignment. First, look at your posture. If your head or shoulders are too far forward or if you have too much sway in READ MORE
There are several ways to determine if your spine is out of alignment. First, look at your posture. If your head or shoulders are too far forward or if you have too much sway in the lower back or if your shoulders or hips are uneven when looking in the mirror, you have misalignment. If you have pain in the spine or peripheral joints, you may have misalignment. The best
way to determine if there is misalignment(s) and what is causing it is to receive an examination from a qualified physician such as a Chiropractor or Orthopedic and have X-rays taken. X-rays are the gold standard for determining deviations from normal alignment.
I hope you find this info helpful.

Take care and be well,

Dr. Eric Miller

Can a chiropractor fix uneven shoulders?

It really depends on what is causing the uneven shoulders. A thorough examination including X-rays can determine the cause and Chiropractic treatment is probably the most specialized READ MORE
It really depends on what is causing the uneven shoulders. A thorough examination including X-rays can determine the cause and Chiropractic treatment is probably the most specialized at correcting any faults. Get an exam and see what's causing the issue!
Take care and be well.

Dr. Eric MIller

What happens if scoliosis is left untreated?

If scoliosis is left untreated, the abnormal biomechanical stress that it creates, especially at the apex of the curves, will more than likely cause increased degenerative changes READ MORE
If scoliosis is left untreated, the abnormal biomechanical stress that it creates, especially at the apex of the curves, will more than likely cause increased degenerative changes that lead to arthritic changes and discogenic problems. The larger the curvature, the more damage usually. Proper treatment can reduce a curvature and lessen these types of effects.
I hope this info is helpful.

Take care and be well,

Dr. Eric Miller

Elbow pain?

It sounds as if you may have hyperextended your elbow when you fell into the outstretched arm. This is one of the ways people break their wrist or elbow. Hopefully, it’s just a READ MORE
It sounds as if you may have hyperextended your elbow when you fell into the outstretched arm. This is one of the ways people break their wrist or elbow. Hopefully, it’s just a strain/sprain. I recommend icing the elbow and resting it for a few days while it heals. Ibuprofen may help ease the pain and inflammation. If there is a lot of bruising, you should get an X-ray to see if there is a fracture. Function should improve within the next few days. If not, see a doctor.

Good luck and take care,

Dr. Eric Miller

Lower back pain?

Back braces do not really work that well when you are sitting. You should try to get up more often and move around. Prolonged sitting will cause back soreness and stiffness. Try READ MORE
Back braces do not really work that well when you are sitting. You should try to get up more often and move around. Prolonged sitting will cause back soreness and stiffness. Try gentle stretching at first and walking. The movements will help to pump the discs and stretch the joints and muscles.
I hope this helps.

Take care and be well,

Dr. Eric Miller

Why can I pop my ankle over and over?

Hello, If you are able to "pop" your ankle over and over again, your ankle is probably somewhat unstable or may become unstable. I would advise not popping it repeatedly because READ MORE
Hello,

If you are able to "pop" your ankle over and over again, your ankle is probably somewhat unstable or may become unstable. I would advise not popping it repeatedly because it can make your ligaments looser than normal. I would also recommend strengthening muscle surrounding the ankle such as the calf muscles (gastronemius and soleus) as well as your foot dorsiflexors and everters such as tibial anterior and peroneus muscles. Strengthening these muscles may give your ankle joint more support.

How do you sleep comfortably with a frozen shoulder?

Hopefully, you are getting proper treatment for your frozen shoulder. As far as sleep goes, sleeping on your back is your best bet.

How do chiropractors adjust ankles?

There are several ways to adjust the ankle depending on the distortion pattern or malposition of the joint(s). Very often, the physician will hold the foot below the ankle and READ MORE
There are several ways to adjust the ankle depending on the distortion pattern or malposition of the joint(s). Very often, the physician will hold the foot below the ankle and create a long axis distraction followed by a quick pull to the mortice joint to adjust that particular joint that is involved in dorsiflexion and plantar flexion of the foot. Many patients find that adjustment extremely helpful.
I hope this info is helpful.

Take care and be well,

Dr. Eric Miller

How do you know if your body is out of alignment?

Typically, people will have misalignment issues for quite some time before symptoms appear unless there is a traumatic cause. There are often subtle clues of misalignment in the READ MORE
Typically, people will have misalignment issues for quite some time before symptoms appear unless there is a traumatic cause. There are often subtle clues of misalignment in the body such as uneven wear patterns on your shoe soles, knock knees or even uneven hips. You can check your posture and see if the shoulders appear even in height and not drawn forward too much. Look at your head position and make sure it is not being carried too far forward. This head position is becoming more common due to continuous neck flexion while looking down at our phones. One of The best ways to determine if you have alignment issues is to get a checkup from a good Chiropractor. Spinal X-rays can reveal even subtle problems that may cause abnormal stress to the joints and nervous system over time.

Can chiropractors help with elbow pain?

Yes. Most Chiropractors can help with any joint, nerve or muscle problems.

Can chiropractic issues cause chest pain?

If you are having chest pain, you should definitely get a checkup with your family doctor or urgent care and make sure there aren't any serious issues such as cardiovascular or READ MORE
If you are having chest pain, you should definitely get a checkup with your family doctor or urgent care and make sure there aren't any serious issues such as cardiovascular or respiratory issues. After those have been ruled out, the next step is to find out if the pain is coming from esophageal, gastric or musculoskeletal origins. An appointment with a chiropractic physician should help to determine the actual cause and the proper treatment plan.
I hope this info is helpful.

Take care and be well,

Dr. Eric Miller

Why can't I straighten my arms after bicep workout?

It sounds like you may be overtraining the biceps causing them to tighten too much therefore causing difficulty in extending the elbow. Try stretching the biceps and strengthening READ MORE
It sounds like you may be overtraining the biceps causing them to tighten too much therefore causing difficulty in extending the elbow. Try stretching the biceps and strengthening the triceps as well. If the condition worsens, take some time off from curls to give the biceps time to heal.

What is the best treatment for shoulder impingement?

When you have shoulder impingement, you must decompress the area of impingement. So first, you need to know why the area has narrowed. Is it a problem with the size and slope of READ MORE
When you have shoulder impingement, you must decompress the area of impingement. So first, you need to know why the area has narrowed. Is it a problem with the size and slope of the acromion of the shoulder blade or is it the angle of the scapula or shoulder blade itself? If it is bony prominence that is genetic or degenerative (should not be degenerative at your age), then acromioplasty may be necessary. However, if the narrowing is caused by increased tension in the muscles of the rotator cuff (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor), stretching exercises may be beneficial. Codman's exercises are a good start to stretch the glenohumeral joint. Also check any muscle that attaches to the scapulae such as the triceps, biceps, pecs and rhomboids for increased tension and trigger points. Basically stretch and foam roll or percuss/massage all muscles that attach to the shoulder blade. Having the help of a professional can save you a lot of time with trial and error.
I hope this info is helpful for you.

Take care and be well,

Dr. Eric Miller

How effective is chiropractic treatment for neck pain?

Chiropractic manipulation of the cervical spine is one of the most if not the most effective treatments for neck pain. A skilled chiropractic physician should be able to determine READ MORE
Chiropractic manipulation of the cervical spine is one of the most if not the most effective treatments for neck pain. A skilled chiropractic physician should be able to determine an accurate diagnosis for the cause of neck pain and perform the proper treatment. Give it a try!
Take care and be well.

Dr.Eric Miller

Can a neck out of alignment cause dizziness?

Yes. Neck misalignment may contribute to or cause dizziness or vertigo. There are many causes of both symptoms. The physician should evaluate blood pressure, inner ear/semi circular READ MORE
Yes. Neck misalignment may contribute to or cause dizziness or vertigo. There are many causes of both symptoms. The physician should evaluate blood pressure, inner ear/semi circular canals as well as neck to properly diagnose the cause of your symptoms.
Good luck.

Take care and be well,

Dr. Eric Miller

Can stretching aggravate sciatica?

Unfortunately, sometimes stretching can aggravate conditions such as sciatica. But, sometimes it is a necessary aggravation. often, stretching the glutes, piriformis, or lower READ MORE
Unfortunately, sometimes stretching can aggravate conditions such as sciatica. But, sometimes it is a necessary aggravation. often, stretching the glutes, piriformis, or lower back can aggravate symptoms initially, but often helps loosen the muscles which may be causing pressure on the nerve. Go at it gently at first and try to increase intensity with time. Try ice if it gets too sore.
Good luck.

Take care and be well,

Dr. Eric MIller

Do professional athletes use chiropractors?

Absolutely. Most professional sports teams have a professional relationship with Chiropractors. Back in the nineties, the San Francisco 49ers were one of the first professional READ MORE
Absolutely. Most professional sports teams have a professional relationship with Chiropractors. Back in the nineties, the San Francisco 49ers were one of the first professional teams to bring on a Chiropractic physician to aid their team. Now, about 80 percent of the teams use Chiropractic regularly. Chiropractic works very well in coordination with physical therapy, pain
management and athletic training.
I hope you find this info helpful.

Take care and be well,

Dr. Eric Miller

Should I see a doctor or chiropractor for hip pain?

You can see either type of physician to get an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your hip pain. The difference really lies in the therapy to treat the problem causing the symptoms. READ MORE
You can see either type of physician to get an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your hip pain. The difference really lies in the therapy to treat the problem causing the symptoms. If you go to the M.D., you will more than likely receive a prescription for a pain killer, anti-inflammatory and/or muscle relaxant. You may also receive a script for physical therapy. The medications prescribed will not fix the problem causing your symptoms, but can help to relieve the discomfort. If you go to the D.C., you should get the same diagnosis with more emphasis placed on the cause of the symptoms, not just masking the symptoms. The treatment would be similar to physical therapy with the addition of manipulation if necessary. Chiropractic care should be very effective treatment for your hip pain. If surgery is necessary, both physicians should make the appropriate referral to an orthopedic surgeon.
I hope this info is helpful. Take care and be well. I hope you find relief quickly.

Dr. Eric Miller

Spinal stenosis?

You should be able to go back to your chiropractor or a different one and just have less aggressive treatment. More stretching, muscle work and mobilization with less aggressive READ MORE
You should be able to go back to your chiropractor or a different one and just have less aggressive treatment. More stretching, muscle work and mobilization with less aggressive manipulation. If the treatment is too painful, then the provider needs to back off the intensity and be gentler. There is no better treatment. it just needs to be performed differently.
I hope this information helps. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon.

Take care and be well,

Dr. Eric Miller