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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.
28 years Experience
Mr. Eric Miller, DC
  • Orland Park, Illinois
  • National University of Health Science
  • Accepting new patients

Can I exercise after a back adjustment?

There is no reason not to work out after an adjustment unless you have a condition that you should avoid exercise for a while to begin with. Your doctor should let you know if READ MORE
There is no reason not to work out after an adjustment unless you have a condition that you should avoid exercise for a while to begin with. Your doctor should let you know if there is a reason avoid exercise.
Hope this info is helpful. Take care and be well.

How well does spinal manipulation work for sciatica?

Spinal manipulation and stretching can be a very effective treatment for sciatica. First, the physician must find the actual cause of the sciatica. Sciatica is caused by pressure READ MORE
Spinal manipulation and stretching can be a very effective treatment for sciatica. First, the physician must find the actual cause of the sciatica. Sciatica is caused by pressure somewhere along the path of the sciatic nerve, which starts at the spinal nerve roots and traverses throughout the buttocks to the legs and to the feet. The nerve may be pinched by the vertebrae, the disc, inflammation around those structures or any tight muscle along the nerve path, especially the gluteus or the piriformis muscles. Manipulation to the lower lumbar spine and sacroiliac joints along with stretching of the affected muscles can provide great relief.
I hope you find this info helpful.

Take care and be well,

Dr. Eric Miller

I have severe whiplash from work. What is the treatment?

Generally, the chiropractor will do an examination to determine an accurate diagnosis and find the areas of the spine that are not moving correctly due to misalignment or muscle READ MORE
Generally, the chiropractor will do an examination to determine an accurate diagnosis and find the areas of the spine that are not moving correctly due to misalignment or muscle tension. After orthopedic and neurologic examination have been performed, X-rays may be necessary. A treatment protocol would then be made and therapy such as stretching, mobilization, and spinal manipulation may be performed to correct the issues.
I hope this helps.

Take care and be well,

Dr. Eric Miller

Does scoliosis correct itself?

Many children receive scoliosis screens at school physicals. If a curvature is detected visually, either by a rib hump or a curvature in the spine with muscular imbalance, an examination READ MORE
Many children receive scoliosis screens at school physicals. If a curvature is detected visually, either by a rib hump or a curvature in the spine with muscular imbalance, an examination by a spinal specialist is warranted. Unfortunately, many primary care physicians do not adequately examine the spine for curvature or scoliosis. If the curve is visible to the eye, X-rays should be performed to evaluate and measure the severity of the curvature. The X-ray should also give diagnostic information about the cause of the curvature and possible treatment options. Scoliosis is defined as a curvature in the coronal plane that measures 15 degrees or greater. Usually, surgery is not warranted unless the curvature is at least 50 degrees and causing issues with the cardiovascular system or the respiratory system. A combination of chiropractic manipulation and physical therapy has been found to be the most effective treatment for reducing the severity of the curvature. Without treatment, the curvature will usually worsen about 1-2 degrees per year. Unfortunately, the greater the severity of curvature, the more the abnormal stress to the spinal joints that can cause disc problems and arthritic changes over time. Scoliosis and even curvatures of the spine should be actively treated to prevent problems in the future.
I hope you find this information useful. Good luck with your daughter.

Take care and be well,

Dr. Eric Miller

Is Spinal Manipulation and Osteopathic Manipulation one and the same?

Thank you for your question. Spinal manipulation provided by a chiropractor or an osteopath is very similar. D.C.s usually use a high velocity low amplitude thrust to manipulate READ MORE
Thank you for your question. Spinal manipulation provided by a chiropractor or an osteopath is very similar. D.C.s usually use a high velocity low amplitude thrust to manipulate most joints depending on the need. Most D.O.s use a more low velocity mobilization to accomplish the release. Both are effective.

How can I treat my leg pain that occurs when I walk?

The cause of the leg pain needs to be accurately diagnosed. Leg pain can come from vascular issues such as blood clots or varicosities, neurological issues such as sciatica or READ MORE
The cause of the leg pain needs to be accurately diagnosed. Leg pain can come from vascular issues such as blood clots or varicosities, neurological issues such as sciatica or neurologic claudication from stenosis in the spine or even muscular issues. Start by stretching your legs, increasing your water intake if you don't drink at least 4 glasses per day and try to get more potassium and vitamin B6 into your diet. More importantly, you should see a physician to get an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms.

Take care and be well,

Dr. Eric Miller

How can I correct the hunch in my back?

Yes. Usually ,the hunch comes from an exaggerated thoracic curve (kyphosis), forward shoulders and a forward head position. Start by stretching your chest and the front of your READ MORE
Yes. Usually ,the hunch comes from an exaggerated thoracic curve (kyphosis), forward shoulders and a forward head position. Start by stretching your chest and the front of your shoulders, then strengthen the muscles between your shoulder blades (trapezius and rhomboids). Next, do extension exercises for your neck like looking up at the ceiling 30 times 3x/day. You should start seeing postural changes. If you want faster changes, consult a chiropractic physician or physical therapist.

I hope this helps,

Dr. Eric Miller

I've been experiencing weird hip pain for 2 days. Could it be due to weight gain?

Weight gain can add stress to your hips and knees, but usually that pain comes on a little more gradual and it's not the weight causing pain, it is the damage to the joint from READ MORE
Weight gain can add stress to your hips and knees, but usually that pain comes on a little more gradual and it's not the weight causing pain, it is the damage to the joint from the weight causing the pain. Hip pain can come from a variety of reasons including arthritis, capsular issues and muscular strains or sprains. Try stretching the hip, ice and ibuprofen if you can take it. If the pain persists for more than a week, you should consult a physician that specializes in joint issues such as a chiropractor, physiatrist, or an orthopedic.

Take care and be well.

Will yoga help in treating my hip pain?

It really depends on what's causing the pain. Is it your hip or is it your sacroiliac joint referring pain down to the hip? It is common for women to have pelvis or SI joint pain READ MORE
It really depends on what's causing the pain. Is it your hip or is it your sacroiliac joint referring pain down to the hip? It is common for women to have pelvis or SI joint pain after giving birth. Congrats by the way! Yoga is very useful for stretching muscles that may be tight or out of balance, but usually a combination of stretching, joint mobilization and manipulation works the best. Try yoga and see if it helps. If not, seek a good physician like a chiropractor to diagnose and treat the problem.

Take care and be well,

Dr. Eric Miller

Inspite of bed rest, my sciatica pain is not getting better?

Find the cause of the Sciatica. It could be as simple as a tight muscle compressing the nerve along its path to the leg or it could be a space occupying lesion like a disc herniation READ MORE
Find the cause of the Sciatica. It could be as simple as a tight muscle compressing the nerve along its path to the leg or it could be a space occupying lesion like a disc herniation compressing the nerve root. There are many other causes as well. But, with the leg symptom of sciatica, you know the nerve is being irritated somewhere. The source needs to be found and corrected. If it has not healed, you should consult a physician to help identify the cause. You can try a chiropractor, orthopedic or physical therapist. These poviders should be able to accurately diagnose the condition.
Take care and be well.
Dr. Eric Miller

How to prevent back pain from an office job?

If you are sitting for prolonged periods, you should get up and walk around for a few minutes every 45 minutes. You can also try an ergonomic office chair. Stretch your legs and READ MORE
If you are sitting for prolonged periods, you should get up and walk around for a few minutes every 45 minutes. You can also try an ergonomic office chair. Stretch your legs and lower back. I hope this helps.
Take care and be well.
Dr. Eric Miller

Do hot water baths help in relieving hip pain?

Most people with arthritic conditions find heat helpful. Try to keep the joint mobile without increasing the inflammation too much. Stretching and joint mobilization usually helps READ MORE
Most people with arthritic conditions find heat helpful. Try to keep the joint mobile without increasing the inflammation too much. Stretching and joint mobilization usually helps to ease the pain. You can also look into joint replacement or restoration with stem cells.
I hope she feels better.
Take care and be well.
Dr. Eric Miller

Do chiropractic adjustments help with chronic lower back pain?

The answer is simple. Chiropractic has been found to be very helpful in the relief of lower back pain. Nothing works better.

After running, my ankles get a shooting pain. Can a chiropractor help?

It could help. An examination of your feet and ankles may find a biomechanical reason for the pain. If so, biomechanical improvement through manipulation, mobilization, proper READ MORE
It could help. An examination of your feet and ankles may find a biomechanical reason for the pain. If so, biomechanical improvement through manipulation, mobilization, proper exercises and maybe supportive orthotics may be helpful.

Take care and be well.
Dr. Eric Miller

Can a chiropractor help to align my back?

You should have a complete examination including x-rays to determine the cause of the malalignment. It is possible to correct alignment issues depending on how severe it is. Seek READ MORE
You should have a complete examination including x-rays to determine the cause of the malalignment. It is possible to correct alignment issues depending on how severe it is. Seek the help of a Chiropractor, Orthopedic, physical therapist or a combination of these types of health providers

What is myofascial pain syndrome? How is it treated?

Myofascial pain syndrome is simply pain that originates from inflammation of the muscles, the fascia that covers the muscles and tendons. First, the doctor needs to determine the READ MORE
Myofascial pain syndrome is simply pain that originates from inflammation of the muscles, the fascia that covers the muscles and tendons. First, the doctor needs to determine the cause of the condition and then treat it appropriately. Conservative treatments such as Chiropractic therapy, massage therapy and/or physical therapy usually work really well. If the
condition is more inflammatory, then anti-inflammatories may be taken or injected as well. FIND THE CAUSE FIRST. I hope this info helps.

Take care and be well,

Dr. Eric Miller

I have a dull pain in my lower back. How can I treat it?

Hello, If you are just starting an activity like Zumba, it will probably take a week or two to get used to the activity. Try icing and stretching the affected muscles. Do the READ MORE
Hello,

If you are just starting an activity like Zumba, it will probably take a week or two to get used to the activity. Try icing and stretching the affected muscles. Do the Cat-Cow stretch, glutes, quads and hamstring stretches. If you are feeling pain more at the belt line, or at one of the two dimples, this would be inflammation of your sacroiliac joints. Try the stretches first and if the pain does not decrease, seek the help of a chiropractic physician to determine the cause of your pain and treat the cause.
I hope this helps.

Take care and be well,

Dr. Eric Miller

I have neck pain that only occurs when I lie down. What could be the reason?

It sounds like you may have a mechanical issue such as a restriction in normal motion or alignment of the neck vertebrae. When you lie on your back, your neck may be extending READ MORE
It sounds like you may have a mechanical issue such as a restriction in normal motion or alignment of the neck vertebrae. When you lie on your back, your neck may be extending more than usual, causing some irritation to the joint and an increase in muscle tension. Consider having an examination of the neck to determine the actual cause of the pain. In the meantime, try stretching your neck before you lie down.

I have pain in my back everytime I put on weight. Why does this happen?

Putting on more weight can put more pressure on the discs as well as the facet joints. If there are any mechanical problems with the lower back to begin, putting on more weight READ MORE
Putting on more weight can put more pressure on the discs as well as the facet joints. If there are any mechanical problems with the lower back to begin, putting on more weight could aggravate the condition. Get an exam to find out if there are any spinal issues that would be aggravated by the additiinal stress.

Can being overweight lead to flat feet?

Excessive weight will place more stress on the feet and can contribute to pronation of the ankles and flattening of the feet. Considering orthotics to support the arches and weight READ MORE
Excessive weight will place more stress on the feet and can contribute to pronation of the ankles and flattening of the feet. Considering orthotics to support the arches and weight loss should be helpful.