Dr. Hal Blatman

Pain Management
Cincinnati, OH
43 years experience male

Locations

Blatman Medical Services

New York, NY

Address

20 E 46th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY, United States
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Blatman Health and Wellness Center

Cincinnati, OH

About

Bio

Hal Blatman MD, DAAPM, ABIHM, is the medical director of the Blatman Health & Wellness Center and a Past President of the American Holistic Medical Association. He is co-author of Winner's Guide to Pain Relief, an easy do it yourself guide for understanding and treating myofascial pain. He completed two years of training in orthopedic surgery and is credentialed in Pain Management, Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine. He is a nationally recognized specialist in treating myofascial pain disorders. In the early 1990s he studied with the late Janet Travell, a pioneer and pain physician to President John F. Kennedy. During the past 30 years his practice of medicine has evolved from orthopedic and allopathic medicine to holistic and functional medicine.

Specialties
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Pain Management

Holistic Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Occupational Medicine

Licenses

United States: Ohio

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

105 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Injury: The most likely cause is repetitive trauma to muscle and fascia of your forearm. What physical activity have you been doing in the days as the problem... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Myofascial: Pain that comes and stays can be inflammation. Pain that comes and goes is likely fascia and muscle. Thanks muscles can be under your arms and between... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Pain: Propoxyphene is the chemical in an old pain medication called Darvocet. It is no longer on the market due to fatal side effects, and the pills you mig... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
NSAID side effects.: Nsaids like Ibuprofen have some unfortunate side effects that make them a poor choice for many people in pain and most people with pain after sports a... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
NSAID side effects.: Nsaids like Ibuprofen have some unfortunate side effects that make them a poor choice for many people in pain and most people with pain after sports a... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Glucosamine: Glucosamine by mouth helps knees. Chondroitin does not seem to be important or helpful as a supplement, and makes the glucosamine cost more. Glucosami... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Yes.: The best results occur with making sure you eat no wheat, sugar, potato, fruit juice, soda, artificial sweeteners, or margarine/hydrogenated fat. You ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Try glucosamine.: These symptoms are consistent with wearing out the cartilage in your knee joint. First aid is taking glucosamine to give your body additional nutrient... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Doubtful: Advil (ibuprofen) should not be expected to lower blood pressure. In my experience chronic pain does not generally raise blood pressure, and advil (ib... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Lots to do: The pain comes from very tight muscles and fascia, and is known as myofascial pain. This pain can be treated, muscle spasm reduced, and your curve can... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Choose carefully: The foods that make people big are flour and sugar. Sugar looks like fructose, sucrose, glucose, orange juice, banana, tapioca starch, white potato, w... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Ask your pharmacist : It is best to ask the prescribing doctor and also the pharmacist who fills the prescription.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Milk and dairy: My first thoughts for what causes dark circles under and around the eyes are milk and dairy. Try leaving them out of your diet for a month.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Myofascial pain: You might be able to find tender knots and ropes in chest and upper back muscles. Suggest seeing a specialist who knows about myofascial pain. Most of... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Change paradigm: Calories are not equal. A calorie is not the same from meat or vegetables as it is from sugar, even though the numbers may be the same. The best advic... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Myofascial pain: Grumpy, causes of radiating pain include metastatic cancer, nerves being pinched in your hernia repair. Most likely cause is injury to muscle and fas... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Fractures heal: This is a tough problem and many Americans cannot afford healthcare. The best advice is to see a doctor. The next best is that people broke bones and ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Unlikely: Yoga can be helpful but your deformity is related to how ribs and spine grew in a spiral when tight fascia restricted vertical growth in childhood. My... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
What's tender?: Most headaches come from muscle and fascia in the head, neck, upper shoulders, and upper back. Regardless of the bells palsy. Touch and feel where you... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Fascia and food: So much pain in the body is from repetitive injury to muscle and fascia that you might seek examination by a specialist who understands myofascial pai... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Normal transit time: In general, we should poop as many times per day as we eat. In-to-out transit time should be 8-12 hours. Dinner today should be out in the morning for... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Unlikely: Dandelion has diuretic properties, milk thistle enhances liver detoxification, licorice helps adrenal glands, and artichoke thins bile and makes the g... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Unlikely heart: At age 21, with negative lab tests, this is unlikely to be from your heart. Pain that goes from your chest down your left arm and that makes your fing... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Maybe: Prescription medications have been reported to be linked to many different side effects. If you just started the medication any unpredicted effects sh... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Why do you want one?: Many things are possible, but why do you want this diagnosis? Confusing pain and numbness/tingling symptoms may relate to myofascial pain from muscle ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Menstrual migraine: Menstrual migraine is often a progesterone deficiency, and bio-identical progesterone might stop the headaches.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Ask the pharmacist: You have so much pain with intercourse that you have been prescribed a numbing drug in gel form to make you less sensitive? Perhaps put more effort in... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Perhaps: Oils do indeed penetrate the skin. Many things penetrate the skin. Indeed, some say that you should not put anything on your skin you are not willing ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Perhaps not: After 3 weeks in a cast your ankle will be stiff and may take a few days to move well. It takes 6 weeks to get 90% strength to your healing ligaments,... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Yes: Stop any anti-inflammatory medications. Then L-glutamine powder is a wonderful nutrient for healing the lining of your upper intestine. You might also... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Yes, but not likely: Cervical radiculopathy, caused by a nerve in your neck pinched by a disc in your neck, can cause your symptoms. An EMG test may show the correct nerve... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
No and yes.: In my opinion, canned vegetables in general are for keeping in the bomb shelter and eating when you don't have anything else. It is always best to eat... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Might need doctor: A warm lump can be an infected cyst, especially if there is some red color to the skin. More warm, more tender, and more red mean to get to the doctor... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Not good: Naproxen is one of several drugs that are called Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs. They all cause injury to the lining of your intestine and stom... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
There: There are stretches that can be extremely helpful. Described in "winners guide to pain relief".
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Stress and immune: Shingles is more likely to erupt when people are under much more stress than usual, and when they are "run down." vitamin c and an Amino Acid lysine c... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Tough decision: Difficult decision. Bring all your questions/concerns to your doctor. Sometimes pain going away means problem over and you are ok. In this case you st... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Likely to be helpful: The brain is 70-80% fat. Healthy fats grow better functioning brains and bodies than hydrogenated and unhealthy fats. High quality EPH/DHA fish oil su... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
May have missed: If the treatment for a specific diagnosis is not working, perhaps the pain is coming from something else. Perhaps you have an injury to the fascia aro... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Ouch!!: This is a lot going on at the same time. I also recumbent a visit to your doctor or urgent care center. After the green discharge infection and boils ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Myofascial pain: Most likely pain is coming from injury to fascia in neck/jaw/upper back. You may be able to find tender "trigger points" in the muscles of your neck, ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Low thyroid?: Dry skin also comes from low thyroid function. Do not rely on TSH level for an answer. Look at Free T3, (liothyronine) Free T4, and total T4 as more i... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Vitamin C deficiency: One of the most common causes of easy bruising is a deficiency in vitamin C. Other causes include use of aspirin, ibuprofen or like medicine. Not like... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Yes: Misuse of dangerous medications is indeed dangerous. People die. You should call the doctor, and do not be surprised when you are asked for your name ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Repeat the test: Recommend to repeat the test. Perhaps the drug had an effect, and perhaps the lab test was incorrect. Always suspect lab error and recheck before worr... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Yes: If you have repeated unpleasant symptoms after taking this medication, you should be concerned and consider discontinuing the drug. Perhaps you can re... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Fascia injury: You likely have a fascia injury to the outside of your leg and ankle/foot. Try a massage, or find an expert in treating myofascial pain and injury. ww... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
What is tender?: Most likely if you have not injured you hip, the pain is from muscle and fascia that holds you together and moves you. Check your lower back, buttocks... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Ignore: Most chronic lower back pain is caused by injury to muscle and fascia (myofascial pain).
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 43 years experience
Ignore: Most chronic pain comes from injured muscle and fascia, and inflammation from food.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Blatman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Blatman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I will give Glucosamine another try maybe for a bit longer than last time (5 months)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm really excited to see how this works! Thanks for providing hope.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thanks! I have been on antiinflam diet , ref to surgeon just want opt

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Pennsylvania, PA
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

University of Cincinnati

Residency

University of Cincinnati

Awards

Top Doctors, Cincinnati Magazine, 2010
President, American Holistic Medical Association
Top Pain Management Specialist , Second Place, Ohio - Summer
2013
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