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.

Heather Sorensen: How Lifestyle Affects Arthritis

When it comes to treating arthritis, think outside the (pill) box!

Nov 21, 2014
Heather A. Sorensen, APRN, examines the importance of weight control, nutrition, exercise, stretching, and flexibility in managing arthritis.1:07:51
Categorized in: Arthritis, Diagnosis / Treatments
Anne Lorenz: What do lab results mean?

What do lab results mean?

Oct 17, 2014
Anne Lorenz, APRN, discusses why blood tests are instrumental for diagnosis and treatment plans.30:00
Categorized in: Diagnosis / Treatments
Dr. Churchill: Arthritis-Related Back Pain

When your back hurts, everything hurts.

Sep 19, 2014
Dr. Melvin A. Churchill discusses ankylosing spondylitis, a connective tissue disease that starts with inflammation and can lead to fusion of the spine. In addition to back pain, 42 percent of sufferers have other symptoms such as arthritis or psoriasis. A protein called HLA-B27 is a genetic marker…
Categorized in: Ankylosing Spondylitis

Patient Portal Now Available!

Jun 04, 2014
The Arthritis Center of Nebraska's Web-based Patient Portal lets patients and our doctors and staff communicate easily, safely and securely over the Internet. Patients are given secure passwords that allow them to log into our system to see their own private set of documents including labs, diagnostics,…
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Dr. Rick Chatwell: Oh, my aching joints!

Oh, my aching joints! Could it be Osteoarthritis or RA?

May 16, 2014
Dr. Rick Chatwell discusses the difference between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. He also explains symptoms and treatments for these prevalent diseases.1:02:01
Categorized in: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dr. Valente: Arthritis in your head

Arthritis that really is in your head!

Apr 18, 2014
Dr. Robert Valente discusses how polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arthritis can play havoc with your head, neck, and shoulders and why early detection and treatment are crucial to managing these diseases. 39:58
Categorized in: Arthritis

Discussing Injection Therapy

Apr 18, 2014
What is Injection Therapy and the advantages? There are clear advantages of local treatments like injection therapy over systemic treatment like oral pain medications in pain management. Injections are often the only…
Categorized in: Diagnosis / Treatments

Discussing SLE (Lupus)

Apr 18, 2014
I am particularly interested in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body's tissues are attacked by its own immune system. Systemic lupus erythematosus is also known as the great mimic. This disease can affect almost any organ in the body, not just the joints. Because…
Categorized in: Lupus

Discussing Fibromyalgia

Apr 18, 2014
I am frequently asked to distinguish between arthritis conditions and chronic pain related to fibromyalgia. Learning more about fibromyalgia (FM) will help patients cope with their pain. What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia just means "I hurt all over, and I have hurt…
Categorized in: Fibromyalgia

Understanding Gout

Apr 18, 2014
For centuries Gout has been inaccurately portrayed as the "disease of kings," because gout has long been associated with the kind of overindulgence in food and wine that only the rich and powerful could afford. But the fact is that anyone can be affected…
Categorized in: Gout