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Dr. Michele Arnold

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Scottsbluff, NE
22 years experience female

Locations

Office

Scottsbluff, NE

Address

3911 Ave B, Suite 2300, Scottsbluff, NE
Directions

About

Bio

Care Philosophy: I take my professional and personal responsibilities seriously and am committed to providing excellent, quality care that meets the highest standards in my field. I treat each patient as an individual, with a focus on patient education, clear communication, and partnering for better health. I strive to be respectful, approachable, transparent, ethical, and timely. I am committed to high quality EMG and nerve conduction studies, producing unequalled report results, minimizing patient discomfort, communicating results clearly to patients at their visit, and collaborating with their other care providers. My passion is seeing independence flourish in the lives of those with disability.

Specialties
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Doctor Q&A

227 Answers
19 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Subjective: Pain is subjective, meaning it is in the eye of the beholder. Spine surgery and rsd are both painful conditions, but it is not possible to compare the... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Metanx: Yes. Metanx is one of the few treatments that can actually help with nerve regeneration and healing. (many of the other medicines for neuropathy are ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Nerve recovery: Tingling can certainly be a sign of nerve recovery, but it is not a guarantee of full recovery. You will need to take it day by day. Neurontin (gaba... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Aggressive therapy: For a prosthetic (artificial) knee that forms scar tissue and has required manipulation, you must do aggressive physical therapy to get motion back. T... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Different: Dermatomyositis is a condition that causes muscle and skin problems. Symptoms include rash, skin changes/discolorations, muscle weakness, fatigue, and... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Time will tell: If you have pain and temperature sensation at 3 weeks, you have a good outlook for recovery. Nerve recovery in the face takes up to 9 months; you may... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Can slow progression: Asking how to reverse degenerative arthritis is like asking how to build up your car's worn brake pads. The only 'reversal' is the extreme of joint r... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Trauma, mileage: Cervical spondylosis, or neck arthritis can be of several types. The most common is degenerative, the result of accrued 'mileage' on the neck joints. ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Surgery: Firstly, you should have emg/nerve conduction studies to define the severity of carpal tunnel. (severe pain does not always equal severe nerve damage)... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Get tested: Fibromygia symptoms can sometimes mimic carpal tunnel syndrome. For a definitive answer, ask your physician to be referred for an 'emg/nerve conductio... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Home remedies: Home remedies for the pain of diabetic neuropathy can include soaking in cool water, using topical cold packs, breaking up prolonged sitting with walk... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Actually, yes: 'headbanging' involves rapidly & forcefully whipping the head back and forth. It has been reported to cause neck injury, whiplash, and mild traumatic... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Non-drug options: Nondrug options for treating arthritic joints include joint rest, ice/cold packs or moist heat packs, good footwear, avoidance of additional 'mileage'... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Different: A physiatrist is a medical doctor who takes a history, reviews your records, & examines you to identify the source of your pain & give a medical diagn... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
First do no harm: Your physician is not ignoring your pain. Pain medications have risks that must be weighed against the potential benefits. In the setting of fibromya... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Nope: There is very little you can do to increase breast size: weight gain can cause fat deposition throughout the body, including your cup size. Exercises ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Nerves & muscles: Emg and nerve conduction studies are used to detect abnormalities of nerves and muscles. The test evaluates nerve roots as they exit your spine, the n... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Many options: Many types of peripheral neuropathy are irreversible and chronic, depending upon the cause of your peripheral neuropathy. Medicines used to treat neur... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
No cures: I am so sorry for your friend. Current treatments for sci focus on preserving neurological function at the time of injury. To date there are no cures ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Exercise discomfort: It is difficult to judge the source of your pain without knowing more details. I will say this: I am a runner, and have daily leg discomfort with my ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Many reasons: Muscle spasms happen for many reasons. The most common cause is related to muscle fatigue, which can occur when you get too little sleep, or when the ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Shin pain: Several things come to mind: shin splints, muscle pain in the foreleg (often the soleus or tibialis posterior muscle), posterior tibial tendinitis, p... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Tremor: You describe an 'intention tremor'. There are many causes, including caffeine, tobacco use, stimulants, certain medications, as well as inherited form... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Abstain: Sorry, but the clear answer to this question is simple. Don't drink in excess. Better yet, don't drink alcohol. The health benefits are minimal, and... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Dysphagia: Dysphagia is the medical term for difficulty swallowing; it is not typically associated with diabetic neuropathy. Occasionally, diabetics develop 'au... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Nerve & muscle test: Emg (electromyography) is a test of your muscles and nerves. It is typically performed along with nerve conduction studies (ncs). The EMG portion inv... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
It can: Fractures of certain carpal (wrist) bones, or of the distal radius (colles' fracture) can increase your risk of carpal tunnel. The shape and size of y... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Infections: The cdc (center for disease control) tracks flaccid paralysis, since many cases are related to infections. Viral influenza and the mononucleosis viru... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
See a physician: Shoulder pain can be caused by multiple different things: rotator cuff tendinitis or tear, arthritis, bursitis, referred pain from your neck, muscle p... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Possibly: Acupuncture can help with pain associated with residual facial synkinesis as well as atypical facial pain, in ~40% of people. Acupuncture is ineffecti... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
No: Emg of muscles in your low back and legs looks only at the lumbar roots, while nerve conduction studies (ncs) check nerves in your legs & feet. To che... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Maybe: There are many causes of peripheral neuropathy, and B12 deficiency is only one of them. B12 injections are beneficial if you are deficient (or have l... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
No: Pantoprazole is not known for causing joint pain as a side-effect. Sinusitis can be linked to joint pain (more commnly muscle aches) if you have a vi... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
You should not: Borderline personality disorder is not a disability, but it can interfere with life functions. You should seek the care of a skilled psychiatrist for... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
No: Almost all people with generalized anxiety disorder can be treated and are able to work and live quality, productive lives.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
A specialist: Ideally, a physiatrist (pm&r physician) or neurologist. Other practitioners may attempt emg/ncs without proper qualifications. Look for a physician w... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Get it checked out: You should be seen by a physician if symptoms persist for longer than 3 weeks. This could represent tendonitis, a nerve compression in the arm, or a ... Read More
A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Hundreds: Many causes of peripheral neuropathy: peter dyck wrote a 2-volume textbook (2992 pages). Common causes: diabetes, thyroid conditions, others hormonal ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Widespread pain: Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic widespread pain in defined localized tender areas, both above and below the waist, and on both the left and r... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Www.arthritis.org: The arthritis foundation is one of my favorite resources for fibromyalgia. http://www.arthritis.org/disease-center.php?disease_id=10.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Yes: Yes, any surgical procedure carries the risk of temporary postoperative pain. All surgical procedures also carry a small risk of chronic longstanding... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Complementary...: The MRI shows a picture of the vertebrae and discs, but it does not show how the nerves are functioning. The two tests are complementary: one shows st... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
See below: Any medical physician (md or do) can 'order' an EMG or nerve conduction study. This is done by consulting a physician skilled in performance of emg/n... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Widespread pain: Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain with defined localized tender areas both above and below the waist and on both the left and right sid... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Criteria exist: There are published diagnostic criteria for the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. First, other similar conditions must be ruled out, then the diagnosis is co... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Yes and no: A child can meet the diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia, but i hesitate to make a formal diagnosis until the child has reached skeletal maturity. I... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Find the cause: The best treatment for neuropathy is to treat the cause (for diabetic neuropathy: control blood sugars, lose weight. For thyroid-related neuropathy, ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Adjust medication: Trigeminal neuropathy can be terribly painful. Amitriptyline is a good choice, but you may simply need a dose adjustment. Some patients respond to sw... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Temporarily: Flexeril is a muscle relaxant, but it is typically used in acute muscle strains with spasm. Dystonia often fails to respond to 'muscle relaxants' such... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Define 'fix': Only a surgery can realign severe genu valgum. However, mild cases may respond to an unloader knee brace, or a well-designed strengthening program fro... Read More

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Mar 19, 2015
Great PM&R doc!!!!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Arnold is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Arnold is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Currently working in cold weather and i find this is getting worse. First time experienced in months. Don't notice in warmer temps. Thanks
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks they say I need surgery to correct my problem I trying to get some feed back .
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have. Living with this pain for a while. So it time to check it out. Thank you again DR.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1999MD

Awards

First accredited EMG clinic in Nebraska, Exemplary status
Top Physical Medicine and Rehab Specialist, First Place, Nebraska - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Second Place, Nebraska - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
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