Dr. Imad Rasool, MD

Dr. Imad Rasool, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
65 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Imad Rasool, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Northridge, CA. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Rasool is affiliated with Northridge Hospital Medical Center.

Northridge Pain Management Spec

8331 Reseda Blvd

Northridge, CA 91324
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Rasool performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Acute Postoperative Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rasool "Northridge Pain Management specialists (NPMS) team is committed to offering a comprehensive multidiscipline treatment modalities for a wide range of intractable chronic pain conditions. Areas of expertise: Back and Neck Pain, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Headaches, Nerve Blocks and Injections, Intrathecal Pump Implants."


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  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shingles
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain


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  • Botox® Injection
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rhizotomy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebroplasty

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Baghdad, College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Kadjmia Genl Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Guys Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • UCLA Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Ventilatory effects of Dexmedetomidine, Atipamezole, and isoflurance in dogs, 1992
  • The effects of BHT-920, an Alpha 2 Anonist, on the ventilatory responses to hypercapnia and hypoxia in unanesthetized dogs, 1989
  • A comparison of ventilatory responses for equianesthetic does of isoflurane versus dexmedetomidine and isoflurane combination, 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rasool's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rasool to family and friends
based on 33 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Rasool's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in North Hills, CA |
I had and epidural for low back pain. There really was only a mild discomfort during the procedure and within 24 hours I could walk normally again and all the nerve pain was gone. I would highly recommend Dr. Rasool. Granted, the waiting room is small and very busy but it's worth the wait. Believe me.
Los Angeles, CA |
Worst doctor, front desk is very rude and just overall a headache to deal with. He lowered all my doses and his staff made me feel like I was abusing my medication. Patients are not welcome and cared for
Los Angeles, CA |
It's a very busy office, so sometimes I have to wait, but he's one of the few doctors that's actually listened to me about my symptoms and not written me off. It's hard to find someone who will when you have multiple autoimmune things going on.
in santa clarita, CA |
Worst office I have ever been to! Forgot to put in a referral for a month on an MRI, called 3 times about this before it was handled. The WORST staff I have ever worked with
Amini- the guy with glasses, uni brow- very inexperienced, DISHONEST! BAD TEMPER, can be CRUEL! due to his insecurities. needs to reevaluate his studies then practice. Please build up your confidence- you are heavily influenced by others. You need to learn bed side manners, for you need to be more empathetic and compassionate towards patient's needs - stop only thinking about profit! it's pathetic! You are CHEAP I will not recommend this place. very mismanaged- will spread the word.
in San Fernando |
Worst pain center I have ever been to. I've been in 24/7 pain. When my insurance changed to this doctor he lowered all my meds from what I have taken last 7yrs. All the dr do is make excuses.....I was also lied to by this clown of a doctor on my first visit. Talking to others it waiting room it is clear to me that it's not just me with problems with this doctor. They are supposed to help your pain not make it worst.
in Valencia, CA |
After Dr. Rasool was able to review my M.R.I. he adjusted my medication and he scheduled a epidural treatment. I cant explain how much the new medication is helping me deal with pain during my day to day activities. I am now able to do things I haven't been able to do in years. Dr. Rasool took the time to listen to me in depth, and explained why I've been experiencing so much pain. I must admit Im a little nervous about the epidural treatment but I know I am in good hands after our consultation
in Northridge, CA |
He is the best doctor I ever had in my life .I had a very bad strong pain in my low back i couldn't move at all , after two injection in his office my pain reduce a lot . he is the best doctor in San Fernando Vally .I am so happy, finally i find the good doctor like him.
in kellyleighmcintosh@gmail.com |
Dr Rasool listens to what I have to say and does not rush me. I am adequately medicated. I've never waited in the waiting room more than 15 min. The women at the front desk are terrific too. I moved from Reseda to long beach and still go to see Dr Rasool because I think he's a great Dr.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Rasool accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
    Large Group PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Rasool has admitting privileges

Northridge Hospital Medical Center
18300 Roscoe Blvd
Northridge, CA 91325
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