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Enhancing Life Quality: Rowan-Virtua NeuroMusculoskeletal Institute’s Optimization Efforts

The medical team at the Rowan-Virtua NeuroMusculoskeletal Institute (NMI) in Sewell is dedicated to not only addressing pain but also enhancing individuals’ quality of life. By employing a diverse range of therapies and medical interventions, they can customize a treatment plan to suit each individual’s specific requirements.

At NMI, patients receive assessment and treatment for both short-term and long-lasting pain using a variety of therapies tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Their services are focused on conditions affecting the neuromuscular system, which include:

  • Short-term or chronic pain
  • Balance issues
  • Walking difficulties
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neck and back discomfort
  • Nerve damage
  • Outpatient detoxification
  • Post-stroke complications
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Dr. Altamash Raja, D.O., a specialist in sports medicine with a primary background in physical medicine and rehabilitation, assists patients dealing with tendon or ligament problems resulting from physical activity, whether they are competitive athletes or individuals preparing for their first 5K race.

Dr. Altamash Raja is deeply committed to promoting health and well-being, striving to help patients enhance their functionality and quality of life through integrative sports medicine practices.

Additionally, Raja, who is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with extensive coaching experience, collaborates with active individuals and professional athletes. He obtained 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 furthered his expertise by completing a sports medicine fellowship at Geisinger.

Irrespective of the activity, Raja conducts a thorough diagnostic evaluation and reviews the patient’s medical history.

Patients at NMI have a variety of options available to them based on their individual needs and preferences.

Raja’s specialization lies in the non-surgical management of musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries, encompassing joint, tendon, ligament, spine, and muscle disorders. His clinical focus includes the utilization of musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnostic and interventional purposes, such as orthobiologic injections (platelet-rich plasma and prolotherapy), as well as advanced ultrasound-guided procedures (e.g., percutaneous needle tenotomies, tendon scraping, and nerve hydrodissections).

Drawing from his background as a former performance coach, Raja excels in providing comprehensive exercise regimens and nutritional guidance to enhance overall well-being. His research interests span diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound, exercise physiology, nutrition, and longevity studies.

A recent addition to the services offered at NMI is the SPRINT PNS system, which involves a minimally invasive 60-day implant designed to provide significant and sustained pain relief. This system is user-friendly and has been widely used for various types of pain, including low back pain, shoulder pain, head and neck pain, post-amputation pain, as well as chronic and acute post-operative pain.

The SPRINT PNS system eliminates the need for permanent implants and enables patients to maintain their daily activities during treatment without concerns about nerve damage, addiction to pain medications, or opioids. It serves as a low-risk alternative to more invasive procedures like ablation, permanent implants, or surgery.

One of the key benefits of this treatment, as highlighted by Raja, is the minimal to no downtime required.

To schedule an appointment with a physician, please contact 856-309-DOCS and visit Rowan-Virtua NeuroMusculoskeletal Institute at