About Dr. Attaman

Jason G. Attaman, DO, FAAPMR

Medical Director

If you are reading this, chances are you are trying to find relief for your pain issues. 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. Though he does everything to prevent it, 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, however, 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.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Attaman’s board certifications with the American Board of Medical Specialties.

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.

STAFF PRIVILEGES

Swedish Hospital, Seattle
Overlake Hospital, Bellevue
Multicare Auburn Hosptial, Auburn
Overlake Surgery Center, Bellevue

• Board of Directors, Voting Member

• Medical Executive Committee Member

Seattle Surgery Center, Seattle

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

2006–2007
ACGME accredited Fellowship; Pain Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan

2003–2006
ACGME accredited Residency; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2002–2003
AOA accredited Internship; Osteopathic Traditional Rotating
Department of Post-Doctoral Training
St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, Illinois

EDUCATION

1997–2002
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, Illinois

1991–1994
Bachelor of Arts in English, Graduated with Honors
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Available 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

ELECTRODIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES

Electromyography
Nerve Conduction Studies

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