Conditions We Treat And How We Can Help.
A holistic approach to wellness, healing, and maintaining health (previously disease prevention) is especially important whether I am treating people with pain, tendon and sports injuries, complex chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, or even minimizing the consequences of aging. The conventional medicine and orthopedics that I studied was very important, but tough problems often require a more well rounded approach, melding the best of modern medicine and technology with new ideas about nutrition, herbal medicine, genetic testing, body work techniques, needle techniques (dry needling, trigger point injections, prolotherapy), and the use of Platelet Rich Plasma and stem cell technologies.
Do you have pain or other symptoms that no one has been able to figure out? Perhaps it is a discomfort that is difficult to describe, or it may be numbness, burning, or even a sharp stinging sensation. This enigmatic discomfort is often myofascial pain. Don’t give up hope. Get evaluated by a myofascial pain specialist. Even after many years, this pain can often be successfully treated and reduced.
Have you been told you might need spinal or nerve surgery for pain? That surgery is a last resort and you would like to investigate alternatives?
Do you have worn out joints, degenerative joint cartilage, chronically or acutely injured tendons?
Do you or one of your loved ones have urinary stress incontinence?
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired. Are you willing to work hard to feel, function, and look better? We treat children, adults, and our aging parents at the Blatman Health and Wellness Center.
Back pain 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. It may be a dull ache, or a sharp or piercing or burning sensation.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is often the result of a combination of factors that increase pressure on the median nerve and tendons in the carpal tunnel, rather than a problem with the nerve itself.
Chronic Pain refers to severe, continued pain that is not relieved by rest or medication and is not directly caused by other medical conditions.
Chronic fatigue syndrome refers to severe, continued tiredness that is not relieved by rest and is not directly caused by other medical conditions.
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.
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.
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.
Migraine is a chronic disorder characterized by recurrent moderate to severe headaches often in association with a number of autonomic nervous system symptoms.
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.
Myofascial pain is a chronic condition that affects the fascia (connective tissue that covers the muscles). Myofascial pain syndrome may involve either a single muscle or a muscle group.
Pelvic pain affects men and women, and sometimes children and adolescents. The topic can be embarrassing and the problem can be devastating.
Phantom Limb Pain
Phantom pain is pain that feels like it’s coming from a body part that’s no longer there.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that can affect any area of the body, but often affects an arm or a leg. Pain Is intense and burning, and is much stronger than would be expected for the type of injury that occurred.
Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women
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?
Sports injuries are injuries that occur in athletic activities. In many cases, these types of injuries are often due to overuse or acute trauma of a part of the body.
Many people with low thyroid are prescribed Synthroid or levo-thyroxine to treat their hypothyroidism. While this is the ‘standard of care,’ for many it leaves their body low on thyroid hormone.
TMJ syndrome, refers to acute or chronic pain, especially in the muscles of mastication and/or inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the mandible to the skull.
Urinary Stress Incontinence
As our bodies age we notice many changes. One of the most important debates in health care involves the effects of decreasing hormone effects and what to do about it. Dr. Blatman has been treating young and old, men and women alike with hormone therapies for more than 15 years.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
As our bodies age, we notice many changes. Throughout our lifetimes, our bodies produce essential hormones at levels that change with stages of life. Hormone imbalances and deficiencies can cause an array of unpleasant health problems.
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.
Dermapen (TM) Skin Treatment
Dermapen device utilizes 11 micro-needles in a small sterile disposable tip that can penetrate the skin at 90 times/second. Little discomfort or down time to fade scars and wrinkles.
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.
Massage, bodywork and somatic therapies are defined as the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the human body.
Many common health problems can be prevented or alleviated with a healthy diet.
Pain is a complex issue, so there are many treatment options — medications, therapies, and mind-body techniques. Learn the benefits and risks of each, including addiction.
Our Photonic Stimulator is an alternative pain therapy for patients experiencing chronic pain, headaches, bursitis, tendonitis, and muscle spasms.
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.
It involves injecting an otherwise non-pharmacological and non-active irritant solution into the body, generally in the region of tendons or ligaments for the purpose of strengthening.
Regenerative Injection Therapy
It involves a minimally invasive injection procedure that stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms to repair chronically damaged ligaments, tendons and fibrocartilage.
Thermal Breast Imaging
Dr. Hal S. Blatman, founder and medical director of The Blatman Pain Clinic has brought affordable thermal breast imaging technology to the Cincinnati area.
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.