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Dan Rasmussen, DO

Dan Rasmussen, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Physiatry
4.7 / 5 (Based on 98 Ratings) Learn More

"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.

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Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Medical School


University of Wisconsin, Madison, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


University of Wisconsin, Madison, Pain and Musculoskeletal Medicine


September 10, 2019
It was on time and very helpful,
September 05, 2019
Good Experience
September 02, 2019
I would have liked to been given a steroid shot on the day i went to the dr. Not have to schedule another visit
September 01, 2019
I would like to thank Dr. Rasmussen for his decision to try this procedure as it has certainly helped! I concerned that I would not even be able to work in my flower garden this year but I was! Thanks, D. Rasmussen!
August 31, 2019
Excellent and thorough experience
August 24, 2019
They were ALL great
August 23, 2019
My visit was great I was very comfortable
August 16, 2019
Dr Rasmussen and team are always so great. They listen and I always feel better after seeing them.
August 06, 2019
Very nice doctor. Would recommend to anyone.
August 03, 2019
very nice people competent and professional
July 23, 2019
Very patient and honest
July 18, 2019
I was able to get in to see the Doctor within a very short waiting period and his attention to my back pain was immediate. His concern over my discomfort was very noticeable and he immediately diagnosed my problem and then administered a couple of needle shots in my back and that was all that I needed for the discomfort to go away.
July 09, 2019
Office was busy, but they got me in about 5 min after my appt. Works for me Thanks
July 03, 2019
I so appreciate Dr. Rasmussen getting me in. The quality of treatment, the procedure, and the care shown me were, in my opinion, perfect.
July 01, 2019
The doctor informed me of everything he was doing, but we never discussed any past medical history.
June 25, 2019
I had swelling in my knee and used ice pack on it the rest of the day and took ibuprofen. I guess I wasn't expecting to be laid up at all. I had injection in my right knee a year ago without any problems. But it is better today.
June 14, 2019
Very professional and friendly staff
May 30, 2019
Was a waste of time and money..didn't seem to kept looking at the clock..won't be back
May 24, 2019
I would'nt go any place else
May 23, 2019
The person at the reception desk is always so nice. The nurse and Dr. Rasmussen are great!
May 16, 2019
Dr. Rasmussen was wonderful and I am very grateful for the time he spent with me
May 12, 2019
I liked how when I showed up early for my appointment the staff was ready for me and very courteous and professional.
May 09, 2019
The doctor and staff made me feel that they really cared about my medical problems and explained what was happening during my proceedure.
May 09, 2019
I received Outstanding Care. Thank You
May 08, 2019
The nurse and Dr Rasmussen were able to get me into the clinic and address my concerns in a very short manner.
April 27, 2019
The volunteers at the Helmsley Center were very helpful and Dr. Rasmussen and his nurse provide me with optimal service. We are lucky to have them in Pierre.
April 19, 2019
I'm sure this doctor knows how to perform the needed tests but his bedside manner is atrocious. I felt like I was rushed in and rushed out and what I had to say didn't matter. I left with more questions than I arrived with. I drove over two hours for this appointment and it was a waste of time and money. I would rather drive all the way to Sioux Falls and get a doctor that might care about the patient.
April 04, 2019
take more of an interest in the over all well being of the patient
April 01, 2019
Dr Rasmussen's RN is very good. She always returns my calls promptly, and is patient and understanding. She goes above and beyond-I think she is the best.
March 29, 2019
Always Professional & Caring.
March 22, 2019
So appreciate the knowledge and commitment from Dr Rasmussen.
March 21, 2019
Great experience. Awesome people
February 27, 2019
It was absolutely awesome
February 19, 2019
nothing at this time.
February 16, 2019
Didn't have to wait long,everything went well.
February 14, 2019
everyone was very helpful.
February 07, 2019
Dr Rasmussen and his nurse are great
January 28, 2019
I have always had a good experience with my visits with DR. Rasmussen. His nurse is really sweet and they have always treated me with kindness.

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