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.

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

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