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Michael Ra, DO

Michael Ra, DO

Michael Ra, DO, MPT is an ACGME accredited physician who is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as Pain Medicine. Dr. Ra is a highly skilled interventional physiatrist who treats patients with orthopedic concerns, non-surgically. His area of expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of various musculoskeletal issues involving the spine, as well as joint, muscle, and ligament issues in areas such as the knees, hips, and shoulders. 
Additionally, he offers interventional pain injections (epidurals, nerve blocks, steroid injections and radiofrequency ablations) as well as the coordination of care with physical therapy, chiropractic, and acupuncture treatments for his patients. Dr. Ra also performs electrodiagnostic nerve testing for those with suspected neuropathy. His interests also extend to regenerative medicine, such as Platelet Rich Plasma injections. These services are provided in our Tinton Falls, Manchester, and Jackson offices.
After the completion of his medical studies, Dr. Ra completed his Internship at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania. Thereafter, he completed his three-year residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers-RWJ-JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in New Jersey, which is also where he spent an additional year of specialization completing an ACGME accredited Fellowship in Pain Medicine. Prior to his medical endeavors, he received his Master in Physical Therapy from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. This training has been invaluable at allowing him to practice an integrative and comprehensive approach to medicine. Additionally, he has co-authored the pain medicine and burn chapters in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review 3rd Edition and presented posters at national meetings. 
He is an active member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Association of Academic Physiatrists, Spine Intervention Society, and the New Jersey Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
Dr. Ra is a New Jersey native and his joy of sports has led him to this current area of medical practice. His wish is to be able to assist his patients in diminishing their pain, increasing their level of function, and returning to an active and healthy lifestyle. 

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If you’re looking for a multi-specialty medical group that offers interventional pain management, sports medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture therapy, physical therapy, and orthopedic surgery, look no further than NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine.

We have eight offices and one ambulatory surgery center (ASC) located in and around Monmouth County, NJ and Ocean County, NJ, and we have many patients that visit us from the following towns:

  • Jackson, NJ
  • Point Pleasant, NJ
  • Barnegat, NJ
  • Brick, NJ
  • Lakewood, NJ
  • Manchester, NJ
  • Aberdeen, NJ
  • Marlboro, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Monroe, NJ
  • Glassboro, NJ
  • Any many others

Since the beginning, our doctors and staff have been committed to treating patients who suffer from several different types of painful spine, joint, and orthopedic conditions. Furthermore, our goal is not only to reduce pain through physical rehabilitation, therapy, or any of our procedures and treatment options, but to help all of our patients have their functionality and quality of life restored.

Doctors with Superior Medical Knowledge and Compassion

One of the many benefits of choosing NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine is that we only use the most innovative and modern treatment options and procedures. Furthermore, every service and treatment option we offer is available at each of our eleven offices. Therefore, you should expect to receive the treatment you need whether you visit our office in Jackson, NJ, Point Pleasant, NJ, Barnegat, NJ, Manchester, NJ, Aberdeen, NJ, Rahway, NJ, or Tinton Falls, NJ. Furthermore, when patients come to one of our offices, they are always greeted with smiles and treated with kindness.

Every member of a team is respectful and empathetic, and will go to great lengths to ensure your pain management needs are addressed. Another reason to choose our medical practice is because our team makes it one of their highest priorities to stay at the forefront of medical research so that they’re offering the best care possible. Lastly, our physicians and staff also make certain that patients have the knowledge they need to help them live pain-free lives.

Comprehensive and Customized Care Provided by NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine

While some patients may only require one service and/or treatment option and procedure, others may require customized care plans to help them get back on their feet. After your initial evaluation, your physician will create a custom-tailored treatment plan that they feel will offer you with the pain relief you want. In fact, you should not only expect to be recommended with a treatment plan that will help to reduce and/or eliminate your pain, but one that will aid in increasing your activity level, and reducing the amount of pain medicine you take. In the end, you will be provided with a comprehensive and customized care plan that will greatly improve the quality of your life.

Even though pain is an unavoidable part of life, it doesn’t mean you must suffer from it all throughout your lifetime. To learn more the doctors and staff at NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, our pain treatment options and procedures, and our locations in and around Ocean County, NJ, and Monmouth County, NJ, please browse our site. To make an appointment, please don’t hesitate to do so online, or give one of the offices closest to your home in Brick, NJ, Lakewood, NJ, Marlboro, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Glassboro, NJ, or another area a call today.