Dr. Attaman was elected by other physicians as a Seattle Met “Top Doc” in Pain Medicine for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Dr. Attaman was elected as a Seattle Magazine “Top Doc” in Pain Medicine for 2019.
He is the only Pain Medicine doctor to receive the Top Doc award from both magazines in 2019.
He is a medical school Clinical Assistant Professor.
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.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine
Seattle Surgery Center, Seattle
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, Illinois
Bachelor of Arts in English, Graduated with Honors
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Available Pain Management Procedures
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
Cryoablation of all nerves
Ultrasound guided pain procedures of all types
Prolotherapy under fluoroscopic guidance
Osteopathic Manual Medicine
German Neural Therapy under fluoroscopic guidance
Nerve Conduction Studies
ORTHOBIOLOGIC PROCEDURE COMPETENCY
Fully certified by the International Orthopedics Foundation (IOF) in orthobiologic procedures applied to the following structures:
Knee: Intra-articular with ultrasound (supra-patellar pouch), Intra-articular with fluoroscopy, patellar tendon with ultrasound, quadriceps tendon with ultrasound, lateral compartment through patella-femoral joint with ultrasound, lateral compartment through patella-femoral joint with fluoroscopy, medial collateral ligament, meniscus, and coronal ligaments with ultrasound, lateral collateral ligament to fib head, meniscus, popliteus, biceps femoris with ultrasound, distal iliotibial band insertion with ultrasound, Baker’s cyst drainage with ultrasound, posterior medial corner structures (meniscus, pes anserine tendons, meniscus hamstrings insertions) with ultrasound, medial-lateral retinaculum and POL (posterior oblique ligament) with ultrasound, anterior cruciate ligament with ultrasound, anterior cruciate ligament with fluoroscopy, posterior cruciate ligament with ultrasound, posterior cruciate ligament with fluoroscopy, medial and lateral femoral condyle bone access, medial and lateral tibial bone access
Hip: intra-articular with fluoroscopy, intra-articular with ultrasound, labrum and hip capsular ligaments (iliofemoral, pubofemoral, ischiofemoral) with ultrasound, anterior superior and posterior facets of greater trochanter with ultrasound, proximal iliotibial band with ultrasound, posterior-lateral iliac crest muscle origins with ultrasound, anterior superior iliac spine and associated muscle origins with ultrasound, adductor group tendons with ultrasound, hamstrings origin with ultrasound, femoral nerve block, femoral bone access with fluoroscopy, acetabulum bone access with fluoroscopy, hip intra-articular hydrodilation, ligamentum teres under fluoroscopy
Shoulder: intra-articular with ultrasound, intra-articular with fluoroscopy, sub-deltoid with ultrasound, acromioclavicular joint intra-articular with ultrasound, acromioclavicular joint intra-articular with fluoroscopy, supraspinatus, infraspinatus/teres, subscapularis, biceps tendon, coracoacromio/coracoclavicular ligaments and superior glenohumeral ligament , acromioclavicular joint intra-articular, middle glenohumeral ligament/inferior glenohumeral ligament/posterior capsule with labrum, suprascapular nerve block, shoulder intra-articular hydrodilatation, humerus bone augmentation / intraosseous, superior labrum with ultrasound and fluoroscopy, Interscalene supraclavicular nerve block with ultrasound
Ankle: Ankle tibiotalar joint with ultrasound & fluoroscopy, lateral ankle ligaments (anterior talofibular ligament, calcaneofibular, posterior talofibular ligament) with ultrasound, high lateral ankle ligaments with ultrasound, peroneal tendons (longus and brevis), anterior/posterior tibialis tendon, achilles tendon, tibial nerve block, tibial nerve hydrodissection with ultrasound, deltoid ligament with ultrasound, subtalar joint injection with ultrasound, subtalar joint injection with fluoroscopy, talus bone injection with fluoroscopy, calcaneus bone injection with fluoroscopy
Foot: metatarsalphalangeal joints with ultrasound, metatarsalphalangeal joints with fluoroscopy, plantar fascia with ultrasound, plantar fascia with fluoroscopy, flexor hallucis longus with ultrasound, flexor digitorum longus with ultrasound, digital nerve block with ultrasound, dorsal capsular ligaments of metatarsalphalangeal joints with ultrasound, extensor hallucis longus with ultrasound, extensor digitorum longus with ultrasound, plantar capsular ligaments with ultrasound, plantar plate with ultrasound, sesamoid with ultrasound, talo-navicular under ultrasound, talo-navicular under fluoroscopy, calaneo-cuboid under ultrasound, calaneo-cuboid under fluoroscopy
Elbow: elbow joints with ultrasound and fluoroscopy (radiohumeral and humeroulnar), medial and lateral epicondyle with ultrasound, ulnar collateral ligament with ultrasound, radial collateral ligament/lateral collateral ligament with ultrasound, radial annular ligament, biceps insertion, triceps tendon insertion, ulnar nerve hydrodissection with ultrasound
Hand/Wrist: intercarpal with ultrasound , intercarpal with fluoroscopy, digit intra-articular (metacarpophalangeal joint, proximal interphalangeal joint, distal interphalangeal joint) with ultrasound, Digit intra-articular (metacarpophalangeal joint, proximal interphalangeal joint, distal interphalangeal joint) with fluoroscopy, carpometacarpal intra-articular with ultrasound, carpometacarpal intra-articular with fluoroscopy, carpometacarpal capsular ligaments with Ultrasound, radial, median, ulnar nerve blocks with ultrasound, digit capsular ligaments with ultrasound, flexor tendons with ultrasound, extensor pollicis brevis and abductor pollicis longus tendons with ultrasound, scapholunate ligament with ultrasound, 360 degree wrist ligaments with ultrasound, median, ulnar, radial nerve hydrodissection with ultrasound, flexor tendon sheath hydrodilatation with ultrasound, triangular fibrocartilage (TFCC) complex, RUC/DUC ligaments with ultrasound, radial collateral ligament with ultrasound
Spine: C2-C7 facets under fluoroscopy, C2-C7 facets under ultrasound, Cervical supraspinous/interspinous ligaments under ultrasound, Cervical epidurals (interlaminar or transforaminal) under fluoroscopy, greater and lesser occipital nerves under ultrasound, thoracic intra-articular facets under fluoroscopy, thoracic costovertebral facets under fluoroscopy, thoracic costovertebral facets under ultrasound, intercostal nerves under fluoroscopy, intercostal nerves under ultrasound, thoracic supraspinous/interspinous ligaments under ultrasound, lumbar facets under fluoroscopy, lumbar facets under ultrasound, lumbar supraspinous/interspinous ligaments under ultrasound, Lumbar iliolumbar ligaments under fluoroscopy, lumbar epidurals (interlaminar or transforaminal) under fluoroscopy, caudal epidural under fluoroscopy, caudal epidural under ultrasound, sacroiliac joint under fluoroscopy, sacroiliac joint ligaments under fluoroscopy, intervertebral disc injection.