Education

Arthritis Center of Nebraska believes patient education is a critical component in what we do. We provide a variety of resources about arthritis, osteoporosis and other autoimmune diseases and musculoskeletal conditions.

Advanced Practice Providers:

Oct 23, 2020
At Arthritis Center of Nebraska, our Advanced Practice Providers play a unique role in helping patients live a better life with arthritis.
Categorized in: General

4 Tips for Self-Managing Arthritis Pain

Sep 21, 2020
Unfortunately, arthritis can mean living with pain. Fortunately, you can manage it. Here are four tips for self-managing your arthritis pain: 1) Take Your Meds After all, that’s what they’re there for. Prescription or over-the-counter medications recommended by your…
Categorized in: Arthritis, Pain Management

Is it safe? In wake of pandemic, risks and rewards vary by activity.

Jul 09, 2020
By now, you know the basics of how to protect yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as directed health measures relax and more of us get out and about, you may wonder which activities are safe and which aren’t. Low-risk activities Going to the doctor — The safety…
Categorized in: General
Rheumatic Diseases Don't Stop During a Pandemic

Rheumatic diseases don't stop during a pandemic.

May 15, 2020
Important message about coronavirus Regular Hours Resumed June 15, 2020 Monday through Thursday: 7:00 AM to 4:30 PMFriday: 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM temporary Office Hours During Covid-19 were... Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM Your Medication If…
Categorized in: Ankylosing Spondylitis, Arthritis, Diagnosis / Treatments, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Lupus, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Pain Management, Psoriatic Arthritis, Raynaud’s Phenomenon, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren’s Syndrome

How arthritis affects your risk for heart attack and stroke

Mar 13, 2019
When you think of factors that increase your risk for heart attack and stroke, you probably think of smoking, high cholesterol and family history. But do you think of inflammatory arthritis? You should! Inflammatory arthritis makes you 1.5 times more likely to suffer a heart…
Categorized in: Arthritis

Should I See a Rheumatologist For My Joint Pain?

Aug 15, 2018
If you have pain in your joints or bones that is affecting your quality of life, and your primary care provider has been unable to figure out what is causing that pain, it may be time to make an appointment with a rheumatologist. William Saalfeld, DNP, APRN-NP discusses the field of rheumatology…
Categorized in: Pain Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Foods & Exercises to Reduce Your Arthritis Pain

Aug 15, 2018
The pain and discomfort of arthritis can have a big effect of your quality of life. A good exercise program and a healthy diet have been shown to increase your mobility and provide medication free pain relief. There are foods to avoid that can increase inflammation and there are even certain foods…
Categorized in: Arthritis, Pain Management

Arthritis Resources Put You in Control

Apr 19, 2018
Always remember that YOU are the most important member of your care team. In addition to our Ask the A-Team presentations, the information below can take you a long way toward understanding your arthritis and living better! Mayo Clinic All three of our physicians have received specialty…
Categorized in: Arthritis, Gout
An Exploration of Alternative Osteoarthritis Therapy with Dr. Melvin A. Churchill

An Exploration of Alternative Osteoarthritis Therapy

May 31, 2017
Gain useful insights on treating osteoarthritis with stem cells, platelet rich plasma, red cells, and hyaluronic acid. Do these approaches work? What are outcomes telling us?
Categorized in: Osteoarthritis
What can DEXA do for you with Kristin A. Twidwell PA-C

What can DEXA do for you?

Feb 16, 2017
Bone-density measurement is quick and painless. The most accurate test is called a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan. Find out who should have the exam, how often you should have it repeated, and most importantly, how to interpret and understand your results.
Categorized in: Diagnosis / Treatments