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Common Causes of Back Pain Jul 29th, 2021

An estimated 80% of people in the US will experience back pain, and it is one of the most cited reasons for missed workdays. Back pain is normally short-lasting, but as we age, we often find that back pain can last longer and get worse. When your back pain starts...

Why Lupus Is Difficult to Diagnose Jun 28th, 2021

Lupus is a chronic auto-immune disorder. For unknown reasons, the body begins attacking healthy tissue, causing pain and inflammation. Lupus is a difficult-to-diagnose, difficult-to-treat condition that flares up randomly and can last for a week or longer.  Lupus can and often does appear alongside other conditions, but the length and...

Could Your Joint Pain Be Caused by Bursitis? May 16th, 2021

Joint pain is a common complaint, especially as we get older. Because arthritis is one of the leading causes of aching joints, you might assume it’s behind your joint pain. In some cases, however, your joint pain may actually result from bursitis. It’s easy to understand how you might get...

Six Medications That Combat Rheumatoid Arthritis Apr 4th, 2021

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a potentially debilitating disease that occurs when your immune system attacks the healthy tissues of your joints, causing pain and inflammation. Whereas the most common form of arthritis — osteoarthritis — is related to aging or overuse and tends to be limited, rheumatoid arthritis attacks many...

How Can a Collagen Boost Enhance My Skin? Mar 11th, 2021

Most people expect a few fine lines and wrinkles to develop as they get older, but the loss of volume and resulting sagging skin can still come as a surprise. You may think there’s not much you can do about it, but we can help. At the Osteoporosis and Rheumatology...

When to Consider Body Contouring Feb 1st, 2021

If you’ve lost a lot of weight, congratulations! It’s not easy to shed pounds, especially when your weight-loss goals are substantial or aggressive. And now that you’ve reached your goal, you deserve a lot of applause for your success. It can be super empowering to get rid of excess pounds....

Myths and Facts About Lupus Jan 1st, 2021

If you or a loved one has lupus, you know it’s difficult to describe and tough to treat. The symptoms range from mild rashes and fatigue to serious complications like damage to your kidneys, heart, lungs, or brain.  Perhaps the most mysterious part about lupus is why it does what...

How to Manage Bursitis Dec 1st, 2020

Did you know that you have over 150 bursae in your body? Bursae, which are small, fluid-filled sacs, cushion your joints. Bursae are located in your hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow, and any of these bursae can become inflamed, leading to bursitis. Because your joints may be afflicted by a...

5 Natural Ways to Cope With Arthritis Pain Nov 1st, 2020

Arthritis pain can really put a cramp in your style. With autumn arriving, you might notice flare-ups in your arthritis symptoms. You may also be living with chronic arthritis pain that never really goes away. At Osteoporosis & Rheumatology Center of Tampa Bay, LLC, Jeffrey Miller, MD supports patients with...

Boost Your Immune System Before Flu Season Oct 12th, 2020

Every year, the fall and winter season brings activities that we enjoy, like the holidays. But it’s also the arrival of the annual flu season as well, which can be dangerous and even deadly. While the flu can be dangerous to anyone, seniors are especially at risk of developing complications...

Your Diet Matters When You Have Gout Sep 15th, 2020

Gout attacks are so painful that they can ruin your life, or at least your day. Gout results from a uric acid buildup in your joints. And even though anyone can get gout, people with a family history of kidney problem are more likely to develop the condition. Most gout...

The Benefits of Joint Injections Aug 18th, 2020

There’s nothing quite like joint pain. When you feel discomfort with every movement you make, it’s tempting to stay on the couch. Your joint pain can keep you from doing things you used to love or missing out on memories with the people closest to you. But it doesn’t have...

Forget the Facelift: Tighten Skin with Our Surgery-Free Radiofrequency Treatment Jul 17th, 2020

Are you tired of sagging, wrinkled skin but don’t want facelift surgery? Nonsurgical TempSure® Envi™ can tighten your skin and take years off your face using advanced radiofrequency (RF) technology.  Dr. Jeffrey Miller and the team at Osteoporosis and Rheumatology Center of Tampa Bay recommend this noninvasive skin-tightening treatment option...

Who Should Undergo a Bone Density Test? Jun 16th, 2020

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, an estimated 10 million Americans are living with osteoporosis, and another 44 million have low bone density. What’s more, 54 million adults aged 50 and over are at risk of sustaining a fracture due to bone loss.  Bone health isn’t just an important topic...

Don't Live WIth Painful Sex After Menopause: Learn About TempSure Vitalia May 29th, 2020

If you’re like most women, you probably have no problem talking to your doctor about the weight gain, hot flashes, and night sweats caused by the hormonal changes from menopause. But, like most women, you may be less apt to mention the pain you’re experiencing before, during, or after intercourse...

Banish That Stubborn Muffin Top and Love Handles with WarmSculpting™ with SculpSure® Apr 1st, 2020

Certain parts of our bodies are designed to store fat, even when we’re leading a healthy, active lifestyle. However, that doesn’t mean this fat is impossible to get rid of. While these areas are often resistant to diet and exercise, they’re no match for WarmSculpting™ technology. Designed by Cynosure®, WarmSculpting...

Finding the Needle in the Haystack Nov 2nd, 2013

I envision my work to aspire to be a cross between Hercule Poirot,  Sherlock Holmes, and  Sir William Osler. Most of my consultations involve people who have seen many other physicians who have not been able to put together the puzzle pieces to find an effective treatment or answer. Call...