Dr. Steven H. Richeimer

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...

Does Emotional Approach Coping Ease Chronic Pain?

Does Emotional Approach Coping Ease Chronic Pain?

This article was originally published on Confronting Chronic Pain by Dr. Steven Richeimer, Director Pain Medicine Master and Certificate. It’s widely understood that those who experience chronic pain have a higher rate of depression. The pain can overtake your life...

Treating Chronic Low Back Pain with Functional Restoration Programs

Treating Chronic Low Back Pain with Functional Restoration Programs

This article was originally published on Confronting Chronic Pain by Dr. Steven Richeimer, Director Pain Medicine Master and Certificate. Chronic low back pain is one of the most common pain conditions that keep people from working. Those who suffer from this type of...

Does Manual Therapy Massage Help Women with Fibromyalgia?

Does Manual Therapy Massage Help Women with Fibromyalgia?

This article was originally published on Confronting Chronic Pain by Dr. Steven Richeimer, Director Pain Medicine Master and Certificate. According to the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association, there are 10 million people in America who have...

Pain Researchers Help Understand COVID-19 Treatment

Pain Researchers Help Understand COVID-19 Treatment

This article was originally published on Confronting Chronic Pain by Dr. Steven Richeimer, Director Pain Medicine Master and Certificate. As COVID-19 continues to make its way around the world, causing death along its destructive path, there are many researchers...

Pain Education May Help Patients Manage Chronic Back Pain

Pain Education May Help Patients Manage Chronic Back Pain

This article was originally published on Confronting Chronic Pain by Dr. Steven Richeimer, Director Pain Medicine Master and Certificate. Millions of people with chronic low back pain understand how it prevents them from enjoying their lives. Many people seek help...

Relieving Chronic Abdominal Pain with Spinal Cord Stimulation

Relieving Chronic Abdominal Pain with Spinal Cord Stimulation

This article was originally published on Confronting Chronic Pain by Dr. Steven Richeimer, Director Pain Medicine Master and Certificate. Millions of people around the country suffer from chronic abdominal pain -- discomfort that has lasted for a period of at least...

Does Self-Compassion Help with Chronic Pain Management?

Does Self-Compassion Help with Chronic Pain Management?

This article was originally published on Confronting Chronic Pain by Dr. Steven Richeimer, Director Pain Medicine Master and Certificate. Most people know that having compassion for others is a good thing. But how many people, especially those with chronic pain, have...

Managing Chronic Pain with a Mind-Body Physical Activity Program

Managing Chronic Pain with a Mind-Body Physical Activity Program

This article was originally published on Confronting Chronic Pain by Dr. Steven Richeimer, Director Pain Medicine Master and Certificate. Many people around the country suffer from chronic pain.  The good news is that there are also many different ways that people can...

New Injection Techniques for Treating Chronic Foot Pain

New Injection Techniques for Treating Chronic Foot Pain

This article was originally published on Confronting Chronic Pain by Dr. Steven Richeimer, Director Pain Medicine Master and Certificate. There is a good chance that everyone knows someone who suffers from ongoing foot pain.  Millions of people have chronic foot pain,...

Noninvasive, Non-Pharmacological Treatments for Chronic Pain

Noninvasive, Non-Pharmacological Treatments for Chronic Pain

This article was originally published on Confronting Chronic Pain by Dr. Steven Richeimer, Director Pain Medicine Master and Certificate. There are millions of people who suffer from chronic pain.  While many people turn to pharmacological or invasive treatments to...

Researchers Find Sleep Quality Can Impact Chronic Pain Response

Researchers Find Sleep Quality Can Impact Chronic Pain Response

This article was originally published by Dr. Steven Richeimer on Confronting Chronic Pain. Most people would agree that if you get a good night’s sleep, you are likely better ready to take on challenges that come your way. Researchers set out to see if sleep quality...

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