Interventional Pain / Physiatry
Dr. Daniel Kuo is a board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician who specializes in diagnostic and nonoperative management of musculoskeletal disorders, sports injuries, and spinal conditions. Dr. Kuo graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience and Boston University with a Master of Arts in Medical Sciences. He earned his medical degree from Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Kuo completed his medical internship at Nassau University Medical Center and residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Tufts Medical Center. While at Tufts Medical Center, he served as Chief Resident of Academics in his final year of training. Dr. Kuo went on to complete a fellowship in Interventional Spine Medicine at the Keck Medical Center of USC Spine Center in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Kuo works closely with patients to provide individualized treatment for functional impairments and pain. Treatments can include physical therapy regimens, bracing, medications, and minimally invasive procedures. He performs a variety of interventional procedures using anatomical landmarks, ultrasound, and/or fluoroscopy guidance. He is also well-versed in electrodiagnostic medicine which he uses to help with the diagnosis and prognosis of peripheral nerve entrapments, peripheral neuropathies, and spinal radiculopathies. Common procedures he performs include trigger point injections, peripheral joint injections, epidural injections, facet injections, sacroiliac injections, radiofrequency neurotomy, and spinal cord stimulation. Dr. Kuo’s primary research interests include nonsurgical interventions and regenerative therapy for degenerative spinal conditions. He is an active member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Spine Intervention Society. He is fluent in Mandarin.