Dan Rasmussen, DO

Dan Rasmussen, DO

Orthopedics: Back & Neck, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Physiatry, and Orthopedics

"I really enjoy performing interventional procedures. People often tell me that they can’t believe how quick and relatively painless the procedure was, and they wish they would have done it sooner. Oftentimes I am able to help patients find significant relief without resorting to surgery or chronic medications."

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About Me

Specialty Care for Pain Management

Dr. Rasmussen specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation with a focus on pain management through exercise, physical therapy and interventional procedures. He provides expertise for patients with lower back, neck, muscle and joint pain. He helps patients understand the options and works with patients to develop the best treatment plan. He recommends the appropriate use of exercise, medications and injections to help manage pain.

Specialty Training and Experience

Dr. Rasmussen is fellowship trained in interventional pain management and performs multiple pain-relieving and diagnostic procedures. Interventional procedures include:

  • Epidural injections, nerve root blocks, and joint injections using X-ray guidance in the spine
  • Radiofrequency neurotomy for patients with certain types of joint pain in the neck, lower back and sacroiliac joint
  • Trigger point injections for muscle pain and peripheral joint injections for things like shoulder, knee and hip pain
  • Botox injections for patients with certain types of migraine headaches

Personal Interests and Background

An avid fitness enthusiast, Dr. Rasmussen relates to patients through his own personal experiences and injuries. On most days, the first thing he does after work is exercise, working on his own strength and fitness while testing rehabilitation protocols, specific mobility work or stretching exercises. He in turn uses this experience to benefit his patients.

His interest in physical medicine and rehabilitation came from his own path to recovery. While weightlifting in college, he suffered a lower back injury. He was told there was no surgery recommended and to take anti-inflammatory medication. A year later, still in pain, he met and was evaluated by a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at his medical school. After a thorough examination and exercise recommendations from this physician, Dr. Rasmussen subsequently recovered without medications or surgery. This experience led Dr. Rasmussen to pursue a career in physical medicine and pain management.

Have an Orthopedic Question?

Gonzalo Sanchez Jr. MD, and Dan Rasmussen, DO talk about when to seek orthopedic care, the types of treatment options available and when to consider surgery. Dan Rasmussen, DO discusses Coolief radio frequency – a minimally invasive procedure used to relieve joint pain in the lower back, neck and knee.



Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Medical School


University of Wisconsin, Madison, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


University of Wisconsin, Madison, Pain and Musculoskeletal Medicine

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