Dr. Attaman offers Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT) such as Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC) Stem Cell Therapy, and Frozen Placental Stem Cell Therapy for all indications and all areas of the body. He has clinics in Bellevue, Seattle, and Auburn.
Dr. Attaman has been an innovator in RIT in Washington state since 2007.
2016 and 2015 Seattle Metropolitan magazine “Top Doctor 2016” award, elected by peers.
Dr. Attaman was the first Physician in the State of Washington to perform Prolotherapy under image guidance including fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and CT guidance. Dr. Attaman performs RIT in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine using image guidance for greatly enhanced safety and efficacy. RIT performed in joints, tendons and ligaments is performed under ultrasound guidance. He offers intravenous sedation for patient comfort
It is particularly useful that image guidance be used for injections performed in the spine; a misplaced needle in the spine may result in nerve injury, paralysis, and even death. Dr. Attaman is one of the few board certified Interventional Pain Management physicians in the country who performs RIT injections in the spine using fluoroscopic X-ray guidance.
Dr. Attaman received extensive training under the late renaissance physician Dr. Thomas Dorman, a leader of the “West Coast” school of prolotherapy. This school of prolotherapy was developed by Dr. Milne Ongley after completing his training with the late James Cyriax. In this school of prolotherapy, a very detailed biomechanical evaluation is carried out prior to prolotherapy; it is not enough to identify the damaged tissue, rather the entire “kinetic chain” of the patient must be evaluated prior to identifying which structures need to be treated to optimize function. One may think of this as an engineer evaluating problems with a suspension bridge; while only a few cables may be damaged, those few cables can propagate fault along the entire structure. This was labeled as “tensegrity” by architect Buckminster Fuller.
The second vital component to the “West Coast” school of prolotherapy is the integration of manual therapy into the Prolotherapy session prior to injection. As a board certified Osteopathic Physician, Dr. Attaman applies hands on Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine of the structures in poor alignment immediately prior to Prolotherapy. This is particularly important when performing Prolotherapy in the spine to ensure normal “alignment” prior to injection.
Training in Prolotherapy
Dr. Attaman has been training in Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT) such as Prolotherapy since 1999 as a medical student. He has taken courses from the American Association of Orthopædic Medicine and the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He completed extensive one-on-one training wth noted Prolotherapy expert Thomas Dorman, MD.
Dr. Attaman offers all advanced forms of RIT such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC) Stem Cell Therapy, and Frozen Placental Stem Cell Therapy.
Dr. Attaman is fellowship trained and board certified in ALL forms of Pain Management and injection therapies. If Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT) is right for you, he will offer it. If Dr. Attaman feels RIT will not help, or there are other treatments that will give better results, he will offer those as well.
2015 Seattle Metropolitan magazine “Top Doctor 2015” award, elected by peers.
Please read Dr. Attaman’s blog posts on Regenerative Injection Therapies:
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Bone marrow COncentrate for Back Pain
ACGME accredited Fellowship; Pain Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan
ACGME accredited Residency; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan
AOA accredited Internship; Osteopathic Traditional Rotating
Department of Post-Doctoral Training
St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, Illinois
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
Membership in Professional Societies:
- 2006 North American Spine Society
- 2006 International Spinal Intervention Society
- 2006 American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
- 2003 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- 2002 Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
- 1998 American Association of Orthopædic Medicine
- 1997 American Osteopathic Association