Dr. Steven H. Richeimer

Using Psychological Interventions to Help Youth with Chronic Pain

Using Psychological Interventions to Help Youth with Chronic Pain

It’s difficult for anyone to live with chronic pain, but it may be even more so for children. They often don’t understand why they have the pain, or the best ways to go about trying to address it. All they know is that they hurt, and they usually turn to the adults in...

Change Your Thoughts, Reduce Your Pain Severity

Change Your Thoughts, Reduce Your Pain Severity

Chronic pain is something that millions of people feel, and it can be debilitating for many. There are additional problems that people face that often go along with chronic pain, such as depression and anxiety. Another powerful thing that is often associated with...

Smoking Cessation to Help with Chronic Pain

Smoking Cessation to Help with Chronic Pain

Millions of people around the country suffer from chronic pain. Some of them are also smokers, which is likely making their pain worse. Being able to quit smoking may bring some pain relief to those who smoke. Many people who smoke struggle with successful ways to...

Botulinum Toxin Type A Helps with Bruxism

Botulinum Toxin Type A Helps with Bruxism

According to the Sleep Foundation, up to 50% of children experience sleep bruxism, around 15% of adolescents do, and around 8% of adults experience the condition [1]. Bruxism, when someone has an involuntary habit of clenching and grinding their teeth, can lead to...

Is It Easier to Lose Weight After Reducing Chronic Pain?

Is It Easier to Lose Weight After Reducing Chronic Pain?

We have known for a while now that there are links between chronic pain and obesity. Many people who are obese tend to experience chronic pain, and those who have chronic pain may experience more obesity. The two conditions can influence each other, so researchers set...

Does Discontinuing Long-Term Opioid Therapy Relieve Pain?

Does Discontinuing Long-Term Opioid Therapy Relieve Pain?

This article was originally published on Confronting Chronic Pain by Dr. Steven Richeimer, Director Pain Medicine Master and Certificate. Many of the people who take opioids regularly to help with their chronic pain may cringe at the thought of discontinuing their...

Treat Chronic Headache Pain With Mindfulness-Based Dancing

Treat Chronic Headache Pain With Mindfulness-Based Dancing

Chronic headache pain is something millions of people experience. It’s a condition that reduces quality of life and leaves people scrambling for answers as they look for ways to find relief. One of the last places they would likely look is to the dance floor, but new...

Kinesiology Taping Can Reduce Chronic Low Back Pain

Kinesiology Taping Can Reduce Chronic Low Back Pain

Many people are familiar with kinesiology taping. This is the use of special tape to help address areas on the body that have pain or injury. Athletes have been taping particular areas of their body where there is pain for decades. This leads to the question: what...

The Impact of Health-Related Guilt and Chronic Pain

The Impact of Health-Related Guilt and Chronic Pain

Millions of people who suffer from chronic pain also feel guilty about doing so. The guilt that many people who have chronic pain experience is something that has not been looked at much within the medical community, but it is something that impacts people on a daily...

Nerve Stimulation in Chronic Ocular Pain Management

Nerve Stimulation in Chronic Ocular Pain Management

  For those who suffer from chronic ocular pain, it can be debilitating. Not only does it tend to reduce one’s quality of life, but the ongoing pain can be difficult for the medical community to treat. The more tools we obtain to try to help bring about relief,...

Does Tobacco Impact Chronic Pain?

Does Tobacco Impact Chronic Pain?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 14 out of every 100 adults in the U.S. smoke cigarettes, which is around 14% of the adult population. They also report that it is one of the leading causes of preventable disease, disability, and death in...

How to Manage Chronic Joint Pain in the Workplace

How to Manage Chronic Joint Pain in the Workplace

Millions of people suffer from chronic joint pain. Some have chronic knee pain, others have chronic hip pain, and still others have chronic low back pain. This can impede their ability to do their job in a sufficient manner, and may even lead them to miss days at work...

Can a Short Walk Help Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain?

Can a Short Walk Help Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 2% of the adult population in the country has fibromyalgia [1]. The condition causes widespread chronic pain all over the body. As well as impacting one’s quality of life and sleep, it can cause...

Effects of Chronic Low Back Pain on Driving

Effects of Chronic Low Back Pain on Driving

Most adults around the country take driving for granted. It’s something they do on a regular basis, whether it’s just to go to work or to run errands and do the grocery shopping. But for the millions of people who suffer from chronic low back pain, driving may pose...

Can Equine-Assisted Therapy Relieve Chronic Pain?

Can Equine-Assisted Therapy Relieve Chronic Pain?

Many people love horses. They enjoy watching their grace and beauty, and many will even try riding them. For years, people have touted the benefits of horseback riding or spending time with horses for those with a myriad of conditions, including autism, Down syndrome,...

Walking vs. Yoga: Which Helps Chronic Low Back Pain?

Walking vs. Yoga: Which Helps Chronic Low Back Pain?

Millions of people suffer from chronic low back pain. They are often looking for alternative or natural ways to get some relief. Two options that have been touted over the years are walking and doing yoga. While there have been studies that showed they were both...

Aerobic Fitness and Chronic Low Back Pain

Aerobic Fitness and Chronic Low Back Pain

Millions of people suffer from chronic low back pain. Many of them tend to shy away from aerobic exercises because they fear their back will hurt more or that the exercises will be too difficult. The good news is that research supports the idea that aerobic fitness...

As BMI Increases, So Does Chronic Pain

As BMI Increases, So Does Chronic Pain

It’s widely known that obesity and chronic pain often go hand in hand. Many people who are obese also experience chronic pain, although we don’t always know which condition came first. What we can do is look at if the number of people who experience chronic pain has...

Does Pain Catastrophizing Cause Heavier Drinking?

Does Pain Catastrophizing Cause Heavier Drinking?

Chronic pain and heavy drinking are often found together. Knowing that, researchers set out to learn whether on or not those who engage in pain catastrophizing end up drinking heavier, too. They published the findings of their study in the Drug and Alcohol Dependence...

Acupuncture May Help Alleviate Osteoarthritis Pain

Acupuncture May Help Alleviate Osteoarthritis Pain

This article was originally published on Confronting Chronic Pain by Dr. Steven Richeimer, Director Pain Medicine Master and Certificate. New research emerged regarding the use of acupuncture to help with chronic pain caused by osteoarthritis. The information shared...

Vitamin D Levels May Affect Chronic Neuromuscular Pain

Vitamin D Levels May Affect Chronic Neuromuscular Pain

This article was originally published on Confronting Chronic Pain by Dr. Steven Richeimer, Director Pain Medicine Master and Certificate. Many people suffer from what is referred to as non-specific neuromuscular pain.  They are in pain but can’t pinpoint a specific...

Post-Amputation Pain Management: New Research & Treatments

Post-Amputation Pain Management: New Research & Treatments

This article was originally published on Confronting Chronic Pain by Dr. Steven Richeimer, Director Pain Medicine Master and Certificate. According to the Amputee Coalition, there are nearly 2 million people in the U.S. who are living with limb loss.  What many people...

How Does Chronic Pain Impact Adolescents in School?

How Does Chronic Pain Impact Adolescents in School?

This article was originally published on Confronting Chronic Pain by Dr. Steven Richeimer, Director Pain Medicine Master and Certificate. Millions of people around the U.S. suffer from chronic pain.  Adults have more control over their pain management regarding...

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