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Sponsored: Working to optimize one’s quality of life at Rowan-Virtua NeuroMusculoskeletal Institute

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The physicians and staff at the Rowan-Virtua NeuroMusculoskeletal Institute (NMI) in Sewell not only treat pain, but work to optimize one’s quality of life. Using a wide range of therapies and medical treatments, they can tailor a plan that is unique to one’s needs.

At NMI, they evaluate and treat both acute and chronic pain with a wide array of therapies that are matched to the individual patient’s needs. Their services target diseases of the neuromuscular system, including:

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  • acute or chronic pain
  • balance disorders
  • gait dysfunction
  • headaches/migraines
  • multiple sclerosis
  • muscular dystrophy
  • neck and back pain
  • nerve injuries
  • outpatient detox
  • post-stroke syndrome
  • spinal cord injury
  • traumatic brain injury

Dr. Altamash Raja, D.O., who specializes in sports medicine with primary training in physical medicine and rehabilitation, assists with those suffering from tendon and/or ligament issues due to activity, whether a competitive athlete or someone getting ready to run their first 5K race.

Dr. Altamash Raja

For Raja, he is passionate about health and wellness and aims to help patients improve their function and quality of life by practicing integrative sports medicine.

Raja is also a strength and conditioning specialist with extensive coaching experience, working with active individuals and elite athletes. He received his medical degree from Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he served as chief resident. He then completed his sports medicine fellowship at Geisinger.

No matter what activity, Raja runs a diagnostic and looks at the physical history of a patient.

And depending on what the patient is looking for, there are several options offered at NMI that patients can choose from.

Raja specializes in non-operative management of musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries, including joint, tendon, ligament, spine, and muscle disorders. His clinical interests include the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnostic and interventional purposes, including orthobiologic injections (platelet rich plasma and prolotherapy), and advanced ultrasound-guided procedures (percutaneous needle tenotomies, tendon scraping and nerve hydrodissections).

As a former performance coach, Raja’s expertise also includes providing comprehensive exercise prescriptions and nutritional counseling for improving overall health. From a research perspective, he is interested in diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound, exercise physiology, nutrition, and the science of longevity.

A relatively new offering at NMI is the SPRINT PNS system that offers a minimally-invasive 60-day implant specifically designed to deliver significant and sustained pain relief while offering a system that is easy to use, according to the treatment’s website. The SPRINT PNS System has been used extensively for low back pain, shoulder pain, head and neck pain, post-amputation pain, and chronic and acute post-operative pain.

SPRINT PNS does not require permanent implants and allows patients to maintain most of their routine activities during treatment without worrying about nerve destruction or addiction to pain medication or opioids. It is a low-risk alternative to more invasive treatments such as ablation, permanent implants or surgery.

The advantage of the treatment is minimal to no downtime, Raja said.

Find a physician

Schedule an appointment at 856-309-DOCS and visit Rowan-Virtua NeuroMusculoskeletal Institute at https://centers.rowanmedicine.com/nmi.


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