Arthritis is one of the most common of chronic diseases. In fact, approximately 60 to 70 percent of the population will have some form of arthritis by the time they reach their 80s and 90s. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis. The most common types include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia and gout.
Unfortunately, there are no cures for most kinds arthritis. However, there are many medications available today that can help relieve your symptoms or in some cases put your arthritis in remission. The greatest advancements in arthritis treatments have been made for rheumatoid arthritis, one of the more severe and painful forms of arthritis. Nebraska Medicine has played a significant role in pioneering new and better treatment strategies for rheumatoid arthritis that have become the standard nationally and worldwide.
Why Come to Nebraska Medicine for Arthritis?
Expertise in Arthritis
Leaders in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, our doctors have played a significant role in pioneering medicines that can dramatically slow the progression and change the course of the disease.
Spearheading Rheumatoid Arthritis Research
The Rheumatoid Arthritis Investigational Network, (RAIN), which was founded in 1989 by a Nebraska Medicine doctor to find new and better ways to treat the disease, has been a leading catalyst for advances in rheumatoid arthritis. The network includes approximately 50 rheumatologists and nurse-study coordinators located throughout Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and California that collaborate on clinical research.