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.

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

Osteoporosis FAQ

May 29, 2015
Find answers on the most common questions people have about osteoporosis with the following list of FAQs. My hip hurts. Isn't that osteoporosis? No. Osteoporosis causes broken bones so there is no pain until a bone fractures. What's the difference between osteoporosis and…
Categorized in: Osteoporosis
Dr. Chatwell: Could my swollen joints be Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Could my swollen joints be Rheumatoid Arthritis?

May 26, 2015
Rheumatoid arthritis can lead to swollen and painful joints, and even affect other body organs. Learn about symptoms and treatment for this chronic disease.38:22
Categorized in: Rheumatoid Arthritis

What your ACN Infusion Center wants you to know about Infusion visits

Apr 29, 2015
1. Our infusion nurses have over 85 years of combined nursing experience!! Wow! We are very proud of our nursing team; they are a wealth of nursing knowledge and skill. 2. We have drinks and snacks, all free of charge for our patients... 3. ... And wi-fi/internet capabilities! And…
Categorized in: Diagnosis / Treatments

What your ACN laboratory wants you to know about lab work

Apr 27, 2015
What your ACN laboratory wants you to know about lab work: 1. Our lab staff has a combined 110 years of experience! (Whoah, that's A LOT! No wonder we are so good!)2. If you're squeamish or feel faint, don't be a tough guy, let US know!!3. Drink plenty of water before a lab draw.…
Categorized in: Diagnosis / Treatments

When you see a NP or PA

Apr 13, 2015
What your nurse practitioner (NP) and physician assistant (PA) want you to know about seeing them in the office: You can call us by our first name. We like it! If you have an appointment with a NP or PA, we can do: Injections Prescriptions Education,…
Categorized in: Diagnosis / Treatments
Baby, It's Cold Outside!  Kristin A. Twidwell, PA-C

Baby, it’s cold outside!

Mar 23, 2015
Kristin Twidwell, PA-C, hosted "Baby, it's cold outside!'" during a free public seminar on Thursday, November 19, 2015. Cold temps and weather changes can negatively impact people dealing with arthritis. This seminar discussed ways to ease aching joints when weather comes calling, including treatments…
Categorized in: Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dr. Melvin Churchill: Ultrasound Guided Needle Injections

Getting a closer look with Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Mar 23, 2015
Board-certified rheumatologist Dr. Melvin Churchill discusses the benefits of ultrasound-guided needle diagnostic approaches to joints. Musculoskeletal ultrasound allows doctors to examine the dynamics of the anatomy with more accuracy and comfort than with previous techniques.23:44
Categorized in: Diagnosis / Treatments