Dr. Attaman is a double board certified pain management physician with three pain control clinic locations.
It is very difficult choosing which physician to see when you are suffering from chronic pain. Should you see a pain doctor, a surgeon, a neurologist, a chiropractor, a naturopath, an acupuncturist? The choices and options are bewildering! If you choose to see Dr. Attaman, you will find a physician that will thoroughly examine your case, and suggest treatment options for you that will draw from every specialty of medicine. Generally Dr. Attaman likes to try conservative treatment options such as physical therapy before invasive options such as pain reducing injections and surgery. Therefore if massage therapy is best for your condition, that will be offered. If Dr. Attaman thinks you require surgery, you will be referred to the best surgeons in the state.
Dr. Attaman offers many dozens of treatment options for every type of pain, and takes pride in being honest with his patients about their choices.
He will not waste your valuable time. If you have already had dozens of sessions of physical therapy and chiropractic, tried dozens of medications over the years, and in general are “fed up” with nothing working for you, Dr. Attaman will promptly and appropriately offer you much more advanced pain management options in which he is extensively trained. Dr. Attaman is always amazed at the treatment options available to patients who have been suffering from pain for even decades.
Dr. Attaman is board certified and Anesthesiology-fellowship trained in the medical subspecialty of Pain Medicine and Interventional Pain Management. He is also residency trained and board certified in the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is one of only a few with such extensive qualifications in the state of Washington.
He is expert at diagnosing and treating every form of pain, ranging from common back pain to face pain to cancer pain. He uses pain reducing injections and procedures to combat difficult to treat pain conditions.
He will guide his treatments to help reduce or eliminate your need for pain medications. He will advise your primary care physician on the best ways to treat your pain.
In addition, he has had extensive training in integrative and “alternative” medicine. He has trained extensively with some of the most prominent alternative medicine physicians, including Dr. Joseph Mercola (naturopathic medicine), Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt (neural therapy), and late Dr. Thomas Dorman (prolotherapy). Dr. Attaman’s goal as your physician is to offer you the best of both conventional and alternative medicine for a truly integrative approach to your pain issues.
Services + Programs
- Pain management
- Physical medicine + rehabilitation
Education and Training
2007 - American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
2007 - Subspecialty Certificate in Pain Medicine, ABPM&R via the American Board of Anesthesiology
1997-2002 - Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
2003-2006 - University of Michigan Health System, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
2006-2007 - Wayne State University School of Medicine, Pain Medicine Department of Anesthesiology
2002-2003 - St. Francis Hospital, Osteopathic Traditional Rotating Department of Post-Doctoral Training
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Pain Management Procedures
Dr. Attaman is qualified to perform any type of Interventional Pain Management procedure anywhere in the body. Many of the most common pain management procedures are listed below:
Head: greater and lesser occipital nerve block, supraorbital nerve block, infraorbital nerve block, gasserian ganglion block, sphenopalatine ganglion block, maxillary nerve block
Neck: cervical medial branch block and radiofrequency lesioning (traditional and with CerviCool cooled radiofrequency system), cervical interlaminar epidural block, cervical epidural catheter, zygapophyseal block, superficial cervical plexus block
Thorax: thoracic interlaminar epidural, thoracic transforaminal block, thoracic paravertebral block, thoracic medial branch block and radiofrequency lesioning (traditional and with ThoraCool cooled radiofrequency system), vertebroplasty, thoracic intraarticular zygapophyseal joint blocks, intercostal nerve block under fluoroscopy with contrast, intercostal neurolysis and radiofrequency lesioning
Lumbar: transforaminal epidural blocks, selective nerve root blocks, interlaminar epidural blocks, transforaminal lateral recess blocks, medial branch blocks and radiofrequency lesioning (traditional and with LumbarCool cooled radiofrequency system), intraarticular zygapophyseal joint blocks, pulsed radiofrequency of the dorsal root ganglion, pars defect blocks, hardware screw blocks, vertebroplasty, discography, functional anesthetic discography, Baylis TransDiscal cooled radiofrequency biacuplasty, percutaneous intradiscal coblation nucleoplasty, caudal epidural block, lumbar epidurolysis (Racz technique), sacroiliac joint injection and radiofrequency lesioning (traditional and Baylis SInergy cooled radiofrequency system), intradiscal ozone chemonucleolysis.
Joint Injections: shoulder joint injection, subacromial injection, olecranon bursa injection, hip injection under fluoroscopy, knee injection, trochanteric bursa injection under fluoroscopy, ischial bursa injection, knee injection, ankle joint injection, acromioclavicular joint block, pubic symphysis block under fluoroscopy, xiphisternal block under fluoroscopy
Peripheral Nerve Blocks: suprascapular nerve block and pulsed radiofrequency, median nerve block at the wrist, ulnar nerve block at the wrist, digital nerve block, axillary block with nerve stimulation and ultrasonic guidance, superficial cervical plexus block, ilioinguinal nerve block and pulsed radiofrequency, lateral femoral cutaneous block, genitofemoral nerve block, common peroneal nerve block, genital nerve block, saphenous nerve block, ankle block, pudendal nerve block, pulsed radiofrequency treatment of the pudendal nerve, radiofrequency neurotomy of the genicular nerves (traditional and Coolief cooled radiofrequency system).
Sympathetic System: stellate ganglion block, T2 and T3 thoracic sympathetic block, splanchnic block and neurolysis, celiac plexus block and neurolysis, lumbar sympathetic block and radiofrequency lesioning, hypogastric plexus block and neurolysis, ganglion impar block
Implantable Devices: spinal cord and peripheral nerve field stimulator percutaneous trial and surgical implantation, spinal cord stimulation of the conus medullaris for chronic pelvic pain, intrathecal pump trial, and surgical implantation, tunneled epidural and intrathecal catheters, continuous peripheral nerve catheters
Ultrasound guided pain procedures of all types
Prolotherapy under fluoroscopic guidance
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy injections
Stem Cell Injections
Osteopathic Manual Medicine
German Neural Therapy under fluoroscopic guidance
Nerve Conduction Studies