Dr. Hal Blatman

MD, DAAPM, ABIHM, Medical Director
Dr. Hal Blatman

Dr. Hal Blatman

MD, DAAPM, ABIHM, Medical Director

Hal S. Blatman, MD is the founder and medical director of the Blatman Health and Wellness Center, and a nationally recognized specialist in treating myofascial pain. He is credentialed in Pain Management and Board Certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and in Integrative Holistic Medicine. After receiving his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1980, Dr. Blatman completed two years of training in orthopedic surgery. He later studied ergonomics during his residency in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Cincinnati Hospital.

For several years, Dr. Blatman practiced family medicine while managing a chain of urgent care facilities. During Dr. Blatman’s tenure in general medicine, he recognized western medicine’s difficulty treating and managing chronic and myofascial pain. Consequently, he studied with the late Janet Travell, MD, then recognized as the world’s leading expert in treating myofascial pain disorders. In 1988, Dr. Blatman established Cincinnati’s first clinic specifically dedicated to providing traditional and holistic pain treatment solutions.

Dr. Blatman is a Board Certified Practitioner of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, Designated A.B.I.H.M., for American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. Dr. Blatman is a Past-President of the American Holistic Medical Association.

Articles by Dr. Hal Blatman

 

Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy is also known as “proliferation therapy,” “regenerative injection therapy,” or “proliferative injection therapy”. It involves injecting an otherwise non-pharmacological and non-active irritant solution into the body, generally in the region of tendons or...

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Thermography

Thermography, a revolutionary and safe diagnostic tool, detects hidden inflammation, allowing one to detect breast cancer which is one of the leading causes of death among women.   Understanding Thermography Thermography is the measurement of temperature...

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Thermal Breast Imaging

Dr. Hal S. Blatman, founder and medical director of The Blatman Health and Wellness Center has brought affordable thermal breast imaging technology to the Cincinnati area. The scanned images taken at The Blatman Health and Wellness Center are sent to a qualified...

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Regenerative Injection Therapy

Regenerative Injection Therapy(RIT), also known as Prolotherapy, is a minimally invasive injection procedure that stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms to repair chronically damaged ligaments, tendons and fibrocartilage.   Regenerative Injection...

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Platelet Rich Plasma

If you have a tendon or ligament injury and traditional methods have not provided relief, then Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy may be the solution.   Understanding Platelet Rich Plasma Platelet Rich Plasma comes from your own blood and maximizes the body’s...

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Photonic Stimulation

Our Photonic Stimulator is an alternative pain therapy for patients experiencing chronic pain, headaches, bursitis, tendonitis, and muscle spasms. Understanding Photonic Stimulation Photonic Stimulation is an F.D.A. approved non-invasive therapy. The Photonic...

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Nutritional Counseling

Nutrition (also called nourishment or aliment) is the provision, to cells and organisms, of the materials necessary (in the form of food) to support life. Many common health problems can be prevented or alleviated with a healthy diet.   Benefits of a Healthy...

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Massage Therapy

Massage, bodywork and somatic therapies are defined as the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the human body.   Massage Therapy for Sport Injuries Massage therapy is more than relaxing me-time. Studies continue to...

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Integrative Holistic Rehabilitation

Holistic health is a concept in medical practice upholding that all aspects of people’s needs including: – psychological – physical – social – spiritual should be taken into account and seen as a whole. The holistic approach is widely accepted in medicine.  ...

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Body Cleansing by Hal Blatman MD

Detoxification is an alternative medicine approach that proponents claim rids the body of “toxins”, accumulated harmful substances that are alleged to exert undesirable effects on individual health. Detoxification usually includes one or more of: dieting, fasting,...

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Urinary Stress Incontinence

Urinary stress incontinence (unwanted leakage) means that urine leaks out of your bladder and urethra when you don’t want it to. It is most likely to occur when coughing, sneezing, or trying to hold and delay urinating. The problem affects women who have had some...

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TMJ Syndrome

TMJ pain disorders usually occur because of unbalanced activity, spasm, or overuse of the jaw muscles. Because muscles and joints work together, a problem with either one can lead to stiffness, headaches, ear pain, bite problems (malocclusion), clicking sounds, or...

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Sports Related Muscle Injuries

Physical activity and sports related muscle injuries wear out our parts, and more aggressive  activity wears our parts out more quickly. There are lots of examples in those who were professional athletes in their younger years. Despite this, exercise is one of the...

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Bring the thrill back into your love life

Men have a little blue pill for treating erectile dysfunction, and what do women have? … and what if the little blue pill stops working?   There are 4 “Sex-Pleasure Problems” that women have Female Sexual Arousal Disorder (usually but not always accompanies...

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Scoliosis-New Ideas for Etiology and Treatment

By Hal Blatman MD Scoliosis is a spinal curvature that develops in children during their growing years. It results in a three-dimensional deformity that leaves the spine growing in a spiral. Curves of more than 25º are reported to occur at the rate of 1.5/1000...

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Sciatica

Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is a symptom of another medical problem, not a medical condition on its own. Pinched Sciatic Nerve & other Causes Sciatica...

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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), formerly Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or Causalgia, is a chronic progressive disease characterized by severe pain, swelling, and changes in the skin. It often affects an arm, leg and may spread to another part of the body and is...

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Phantom Limb Pain

A phantom limb is the sensation that an amputated or missing limb (even an organ, like the appendix) is still attached to the body and is moving appropriately with other body parts. Approximately 60 to 80% of individuals with an amputation experience phantom...

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Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain affects men and women, and sometimes children and adolescents. The topic can be embarrassing and the problem can be devastating. Pelvic pain has many names. It can be called: Pudendal neuralgia Interstitial cystitis Prostatitis Vulvodynia Proctalgia Rectal...

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Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a fancy way to describe muscle pain. It refers to pain and inflammation in the body’s soft tissues. Myofascial pain syndrome typically occurs after a muscle has been contracted repetitively. This can be caused by repetitive motions...

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Menopause

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods. It is also called the “change of life” for women. The change occurs gradually, sometime between age 30 and 60, most often about 45-50. Symptoms include changes in menstrual cycle, hot flashes, and unpredictable...

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Migraines

Migraines are a type of headache that may occur with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light. In many people, throbbing pain is felt only on one side of the head. People who get migraines have warning symptoms, before the actual headache begins. An...

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Joint Pain

Joints form the connections between bones. They provide support and help you move. Any damage to the joints from disease or injury can interfere with your movement and cause a lot of pain.   Joint Pain Causes Many different conditions can lead to painful joints,...

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Headaches

A headache or cephalalgia is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck. It can be a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and neck. The brain tissue itself is not sensitive to pain because it lacks pain receptors. Rather, the pain is caused by...

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a common syndrome in which a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Fibromyalgia has also been linked to fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, depression, and anxiety. How do you get...

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Erectile Dysfunction

Male sexual arousal is a complex process that involves the brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles and blood vessels. Erectile dysfunction can result from a problem with any of these. Likewise, stress and mental health concerns can cause or worsen erectile...

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Chronic Pain

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain — pain that lasts longer than six months. Chronic pain can be mild or excruciating, episodic or continuous, merely inconvenient or totally incapacitating.With chronic pain, signals of pain remain active in the nervous...

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome refers to severe, continued tiredness that is not relieved by rest and is not directly caused by other medical conditions Causes for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The exact cause of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is unknown. Some theories suggest...

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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which there is pressure on the median nerve — the nerve in the wrist that supplies feeling and movement to parts of the hand. It can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in the hand and fingers. Symptoms The...

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Back Pain by Dr. Hal Blatman

Back pain is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. It may have a sudden onset or can be a chronic pain; it can be constant or intermittent, stay in one place or radiate to other areas....

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