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Dr. Michele Arnold

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Scottsbluff, NE
24 years experience female

Locations

Office

Scottsbluff, NE

Address

3911 Ave B, Suite 2300, Scottsbluff, NE
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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.

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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166 Answers
14 Agrees
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Postural: Loss of lumbar lordosis is a postural abnormality. I would highly recommend you seek out a physical therapy-based regimen of postural retraining and... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Many causes: There are many causes of back pain, from a lumbar strain to disc disruption, arthritis in the spine (quite common), menstrual cramps, abdominal aneury... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Yes: Very low-calorie diets are often deficient in necessary fat and protein, causing muscle loss which can lead to joint pain, particularly in postural mu... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Many options: The category of painkiller that is risky after avm surgery are medicines that are 'blood-thinners', like aspirin, and possibly nsaids (ibuprofen, napr... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
EMG and NCS: Electromyography (EMG) is usually performed alongside nerve conduction studies in order to test the function of nerves and muscles. Emg involves placi... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
No, but meds can: Fibromyalgia causes widespread muscle pain, fatigue, changes in sensory perception, sleep dysfunction, and can be associated with TMJ (jaw) problems, ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Many causes: There are many things that can cause left neck, shoulder, and back pain including myofascial pain, muscle strain, whiplash, poor posture, muscle imbal... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Stimulant: Caffeine acts as a stimulant. It causes the heart to race, speeds up reaction time, can cause tremor, anxiety, sweating, and sleeplessness/insomnia. ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Qs to ask your doc: Best questions to ask at your appt: 1. What is the cause of my neuropathy? 2. Is it reversible? 3. Is it treatable? 4. Will this treatment act... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Yes: Yes. Arthritis in the neck is referred to as "cervical spondylosis" and in the low back as "lumbar spondylosis". It can cause neck or back pain and s... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Possibly: Muscle imbalances can indeed cause scoliosis, but more likely to occur in the setting of a neuromuscular disease (muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, ce... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Both have purpose: Emg/ncs give information about both nerve and muscle, but when it comes to muscle disease, needle electromyography can detect muscle disease, but ofte... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Backup strategies: Poor wound healing is not a symptom of neuropathy, so i presume you have another condition that affects your circulation, such as diabetes or peripher... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Yes, viral: Yes, you can have a viral or localized fungal infection and a normal cbc. A bacterial infection typically causes your immune system to respond and wo... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Many many : I have a 2300-page 2-volume textbook in my office that details the many many causes of peripheral neuropathy. Common causes: diabetes, thyroid diseas... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
?CRPS: Persistent pain and swelling after a seemingly minimal injury could suggest complex regional pain syndrome, also called reflex sympathetic dystrophy. ... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Nerve pain: Gabapentin alleviates nerve pain. It does not heal the nerve nor help recovery. It gets rid of tingling, buzzing, prickling, shooting, and burning pai... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Yes: Yes, there is a board certification for sports medicine, available to many specialties (family practice, physiatry/rehabilitation medicine, etc). The... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Pain after EMG: Emg testing can cause temporary discomfort during the examination, but does linger. You may wish to rule out infection or blood clot. Assuming those... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Get a diagnosis: Left sided numbness could be as simple as referred numbness from myofascial pain (which is cause by muscle imbalances), or even carpal tunnel in the l... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Get a firm diagnosis: It is unusual to have both a pinched nerve in the upper & lower back. First, you should make certain of the diagnosis, since myofascial muscle pain c... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Nerve & muscle test: Electromyography (EMG) is usually performed alongside nerve conduction studies in order to test the function of nerves and muscles. Emg involves placi... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Scar massage: 'scar massage' is a physical therapy technique used to break up adhesions that make a scar noticeable. It does not make the scar go away, but helps t... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Tolerable discomfort: There are two parts to an EMG test: nerve conduction studies and electromyography. Nerve conduction studies feel like a short, electrical impulse and... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Referred pain: Assuming you've had your heart checked out and all is well, it may indeed be gerd (reflux, or heartburn) or an ulcer. Coffee is known for decreasing t... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Painful feet: This is how peripheral neuropathy makes itself known: numbness, tingling, stinging, burning or sensitivity of (typically) both feet, most often at nig... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Call and ask: Whether you need a knee brace after your surgery depends on what type of knee surgery you are having, and what the surgeon's protocols are. Best to ca... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Posture & strengthen: Sounds like you are suffering from myofascial pain. Freshly strained muscle needs time and rest, and take caution not to overstretch the affected area... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Many things: Maintain ideal body weight (bmi 18-24), avoid alcohol, treat any underlying condition that is causing the neuropathy (diabetes, thyroid condition, rhe... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Preliminary answer: Having 'no activity' in a muscle suggests nerve damage. I suspect you must have suffered a neck injury or nerve injury to the brachial plexus of nerv... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Weakness: Trembling during an activity that requires strength suggests muscle weakness. I'd recommend continued dedication to a fitness routine that includes s... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Knee muscle strength: After surgery to remedy what i suspect is patellofemoral syndrome, the focus is not to improve your knee bone strength, but to improve the strength of... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
6-12 weeks: Bony healing of the greater tuberosity should take 6-12 weeks. Scapulothoracic dyskinesis may take longer: you will need to rebuild muscle, relearn pr... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Strengthen, posture: Back pain while walking can come from different stresses on the back. If you tend to have a swayback posture, this can increase the load on your spina... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Very little : Typical medications do not influence the results of an emg/ nerve conduction study. You may take your medications (including pain meds) as usual. Ask ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Postural: First, learn about and perfect optimal neck & shoulder girdle posture. While maintaining that good form/posture, you should perform resistance exerci... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Healthy diet: Muscles get stronger when you stress them with a load. Make sure your yoga focuses on strengthening poses and not just flexibility. Gradually increase... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Yes, limited use: Surface EMG does not provide much useful information in the diagnosis of nerve and muscle disorders. It may be performed in the office of a chiroprac... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Yes: Nerve conduction studies measure many different aspects of nerve function, one of which is velocity. The conduction velocity of a nerve is the speed ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Hands-on: Not a blood test, imaging (x-ray, mri) test, or procedure (biopsy, EMG test). The test for fibromyalgia is the history and physical exam of a skilled... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Many possibilities: It could be caused by many different conditions: sacroiliac joint dysfunction, myofascial gluteal pain, disc disruption, 'sciatica' from a compressed ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Rule out other stuff: Fibromyalgia is a 'diagnosis of exclusion' which means that the blood tests done during the work up of fibromyalgia are to rule out other possible dia... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Yes: Local neuropathy is not a contraindictation to cool sculpting (such as with the zerona laser). You should make certain you communicate this to the ph... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
No: There is no known association between gerd and fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is associated with chronic fatigue, TMJ (jaw joint) dysfunction, irritable ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Feeling/strength: Signs of nerve healing: return of sensation/feeling or strength in your hand/fingers even hypersensitivity can be a sign. Nerve recovery takes place... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Resistant muscle: Spasticity is complex: it is an increase in muscle resistance, typically more noticeable when a muscle is placed on stretch quickly (it is "velocity-d... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Theory: Fascial distortion therapy and orthopathy are theories among many about myofascial pain (and fibromyalgia). They are not standard of care, as there is... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Diet & Exercise: The best way to lose fat is to lose weight. The best way to lose weight is to exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet. There is no way to sele... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Many causes: Axonal neuropathy is a classification of neuropathy that affects the nerve axon. The axon makes up the inner fibers of a nerve. Many different conditi... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Maybe: In cases of neuropathy related to vitamin deficiency, supplementaiton can reverse or slow neuropathy. Vitamin B12 and folate (folic acid) are the mos... Read More
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Mar 19, 2015
Great PM&R doc!!!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Arnold is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 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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