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.

Understanding the Differences Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

Understanding the Differences Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

Mar 11, 2016
Kristin Twidwell, PA-C, hosted "Understanding the Differences Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis" during a free public seminar on Thursday, November 17, 2016. Although rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis seem similar, they have key differences in symptoms and treatments. Kristin…
Categorized in: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis
New Treatments for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

New Treatments for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

Mar 11, 2016
Dr. Melvin Churchill hosted "New Treatments for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis" during a free public seminar on Thursday, September 15, 2016. The treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis has made substantial advancements recently. Dr. Churchill reviewed this illness and the newest products…
Categorized in: Diagnosis / Treatments, Psoriatic Arthritis
The Diversity of Vitamin D

The Diversity of Vitamin D

Mar 11, 2016
Heather Sorensen, APRN, hosted "The Diversity of Vitamin D" during a free public seminar on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Vitamin D can help in many different ways, from vitamin absorption to healthy bones and teeth, to disease prevention. Heather discussed the benefits of this vitamin and how to get…
Categorized in: Diagnosis / Treatments
Understanding the Rules and Regulations for Prescription Opioids

Understanding the Rules and Regulations for Prescription Opioids

Mar 11, 2016
Carol Havlat, APRN, hosted "Understanding the Rules and Regulations for Prescription Opioids" during a free public seminar on Thursday, June 16, 2016. When used properly, prescription opioids can be a great help in controlling pain. Carol Havlat discussed the benefits of these medications and how…
Categorized in: Diagnosis / Treatments

Should You be Taking a Holiday from Osteoporosis Therapy?

Mar 11, 2016
Dr. Robert Valente hosted "Should You be Taking a Holiday from Osteoporosis Therapy?" This free public seminar was held on May 19, 2016. In the treatment of osteoporosis, patients often take "holidays" or breaks from their medications. Dr. Valente discussed various viewpoints in the debate about holidays,…
Categorized in: Osteoporosis
Keeping Your Cartilage Safe From Osteoarthritis

Keeping your Cartilage Safe from Osteoarthritis

Mar 11, 2016
Dr. Rick Chatwell hosted "Keeping Your Cartilage Safe from Osteoarthritis" during a free public seminar on Thursday, April 21, 2016. He discussed the role cartilage plays in physical well-being, and the importance of protecting it against Osteoarthritis.
Categorized in: Osteoarthritis

What is Fibromyalgia?

May 29, 2015
Fibromyalgia syndrome is a common and chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain, diffuse tenderness, and a number of other symptoms. The word "fibromyalgia" comes from the Latin term for fibrous tissue (fibro) and the Greek ones for muscle (myo) and pain (algia). Although fibromyalgia…
Categorized in: Fibromyalgia

Arthritis: Managing pain and mobility

May 29, 2015
Pain is the way your body tells you that something is wrong. Most types of arthritis cause pain in your joints. You might have trouble moving around. Some kinds of arthritis can affect different parts of your body. So, along with pain in your joints, you may: •…
Categorized in: Arthritis, Pain Management

Symptoms of Arthritis

May 29, 2015
Different types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases have different signs and symptoms. In general, people who have arthritis feel pain and stiffness in the joints. Some of the more common symptoms are listed in the below. Early diagnosis and treatment…
Categorized in: Arthritis

Living well with chronic pain

May 29, 2015
Acute Pain We all know the pain we experience when we cut our finger. We are suddenly alerted that there is body damage. Our muscles tense as we jerk back our arm from the sharp edge that cut our finger. We may wave our…
Categorized in: Pain Management