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Dr. Hal Blatman

Pain Management
Cincinnati, OH
42 years experience male

Locations

Blatman Medical Services

New York, NY

Address

20 E 46th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Food change: The skin problems are likely related to something you eat that your body is trying to get rid of through your skin. You might see if there are any cha... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Bloating: Bloating is most likely due to lack of stomach acid and/or too much sugar or flour in diet. If not enough acid, teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in sma... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Yes.: If you are taking anti-inflammatory medication, the stomach problems should tell you to stop. Most of your pain comes from muscle and fascia...called ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
What is injured?: Pain from your collar bone that goes down your arm is unlikely to be life threatening if it has been going on for a week. After more serious problems,... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Diarrhea. : Better health, less illness, and diarrhea is your gut is sensitive to the dose or preparation you choose to take. The whole vitamin c complex is more ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
You need to stretch.: Intercourse is an athletic activity, and muscles that are not stretched in advance may spasm and cramp. Perhaps massage and stretch your legs first, o... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Yes: Prolotherapy does not require ultrasound guidance, and actually for doctors with a "high end" skill set, ultrasound gets in the way. Injured tissue fe... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
No: Likely your pain is more than just these findings. There are many injuries to the muscle and fascia of the shoulder that can be part of your pain. Foo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Likely yes but...: Eating gluten is associated with increased zonulin proteins in the gut. This does not depend on gluten allergy or celiac conditions. Increased zonulin... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Intestinal pain: This pain is likely coming from your stomach or duodenum. Causes include ulcer, less damage than ulcer, drinking soda, too much stress, too much alcoh... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Yes: Any pain can be intermittent if the problem is intermittent. Sciatica usually refers to low back pain and pain down the leg. I believe it is over diag... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Hurt, not iron: If you hit your hand hard enough to cause bleeding inside, the blood will follow gravity and so will the bruise. Fingers may swell also. Not related t... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Do: Do not take anti-inflammatory drugs or smoke cigs, they both decrease healing dramatically.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Inflammation from?: Finger joints swollen? Does the pain go away in a few hours? Is it less each morning than the one before? A rheumatologist or family doc might test yo... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Vegetables!: Eat more vegetables, and avoid most grain, especially bread/wheat flour.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Meds not best choice: Pain medication does not heal your problem, just helps ease your path. Nausea is a common side effect of percocet. There are foods that make Percocet ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Yes.: Neural prolotherapy, prolotherapy, trigger point injections, acupuncture, massage, myofascial release, rolfing and totally avoiding inflammatory foods... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
No: I do not recognize your description of rash as part of fibromyalgia. Suggest a visit to a dermatologist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Myofascial pain: The pain is most likely caused by old injury and trigger points (knots in muscles). Medicine does not get pain better, it just helps you ignore it. Ma... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Unusualor myofascial: Most radiating pain is myofascial, comes from injury to muscle and fascia. You might even be able to feel the tight cords between your neck, arm, ches... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Yes: Anti-depressants are a common prescription for pain that the doctor does not understand. Tooth pain can also come from muscles in your neck, face, and... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
I don't think so: I do not think oxycodone causes hair loss. Sub-normal thyroid levels are a more likely cause. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Directions on bottle: L-theanine can be taken at a dose of 1-200 mg three times per day. Rhodiola dose will depend on quality and preparation. The dose range should be on t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Mis-diagnosis: Your muscle tear is really a fascia tear, and as a result you have a knot in the muscle that is causing pain. The best response will come from treatin... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Can be.: If you relax too much you forget to breathe and don't wake up.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Choices: You have choices, and none are necessarily best for any one person. You might also try OTC supplement called Magnesium Oxide. Take according to the di... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Myofascial pain: Pain is only phantom when it is not understood. Most likely this pain is related to injury that caused the fracture. Suggest looking for a specialist ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Doubtful: Prolonged use of opiate pain medication is associated with decreased levels of testosterone. This may change personality and eventually libido. Bio-id... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Change your diet: There are several ingredients in prepared foods that have been associated with fatty infiltration of the liver. High fructose corn syrup is one. If yo... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Sure.: Sure, but at some point it becomes important to be certain there is nothing more serious or life threatening going on. There is encouragement to delay... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Knot in butt muscle: Most likely you have a knot in a muscle in your buttocks. If you can find it, then you can push on it and squish it and your pain will go away. You wi... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Milk thistle: There are a few herbal medicines that have been shown to help liver function recover. Milk thistle is one. I would suggest consulting an herbalist o... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Yes: After an injury occurs, ankle sprain or laceration, our body runs a healing program to remove the most damaged tissue and repair/regrow the injured pa... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
What is tender?: Best clues the body gives is: what is tender to touch causes most of the pain. If the joint moves well and without pain, then the problem is most like... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Muscle and fascia.: If you pain is not coming from rib, organ, or tumor, the most likely cause is muscle and fascia. Fascia is the thin film or thicker gristle that inte... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Food: It is most likely that your body does not like your food choices. Suggest to eliminate soda, bread flour, sugar, deep fried food, ingredient hydrogena... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Help: Usually help. And likely the pain thought to be a pinched nerve comes instead from injured muscle and fascia....called myofascial pain.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Ask your pharmacist : It is best to ask the prescribing doctor and also the pharmacist who fills the prescription.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 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
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
There: There are stretches that can be extremely helpful. Described in "winners guide to pain relief".
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 years experience
Menstrual migraine: Menstrual migraine is often a progesterone deficiency, and bio-identical progesterone might stop the headaches.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 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
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 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
A female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 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
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 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
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
Pain Management 42 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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Dr. Blatman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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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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