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.

Gout is the Big 'Ouch!

Gout is the big ouch!

Mar 23, 2015
Anne Lorenz, APRN, hosted "Gout is the big ouch!" This free public seminar was held on October 15, 2015. Gout is a complex form of arthritis characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, redness and joint tenderness, often at the base of the big toe. Attacks can occur suddenly, leaving joints feeling…
Categorized in: Gout
Do Infections Cause Arthritis?

Do infections cause arthritis?

Mar 23, 2015
Board Certified Rheumatologist, Dr. Melvin Churchill, hosted "Do infections cause arthritis?" This free public seminar was held September 17, 2015. Reactive arthritis is caused by an infection elsewhere in the body. Symptoms often include swelling and pain in the joints of knees, ankles, and feet,…
Categorized in: Arthritis, Diagnosis / Treatments
Don't Break for Osteoporosis! with Heather A. Sorensen, APRN

Don't break for Osteoporosis!

Mar 23, 2015
Heather Sorensen, APRN, hosted "Don't break for Osteoporosis!" This was a free public seminar on August 20, 2015. This disorder causes bones to become brittle and subject to fracture, particularly in the hip, wrist or spine. Heather explained who is at risk for Osteoporosis and how to keep that risk…
Categorized in: Osteoporosis
Dr. Robert Valente discusses greater trochanteric pain

Greater trochanteric area pain is more than a pain in the rump!

Mar 23, 2015
As part of the 2015 Knowledge Night Learning Series, Board Certified Rheumatologist, Dr. Robert Valente, hosted the presentation, "Greater trochanteric area pain is more than a pain in the rump!" This common syndrome affects the area of the upper thigh. It's also commonly referred to as: Greater…
Categorized in: Pain Management
Heather Sorensen: How Lifestyle Affects Arthritis

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

Nov 20, 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 16, 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 18, 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 15, 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 17, 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