Joint Pain

Dr. Esparza uses non-surgical methods to ease pain and improve your quality of life.

About Back PAIN

Joint Pain

Do you experience joint pain? Unfortunately, it becomes increasingly common as we get older. The natural degenerative processes of aging may cause bone spurs, “wear and tear” arthritis (osteoarthritis), cartilage deterioration and other conditions that cause pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints.

Joint dysfunction can also result from sport or other injuries, accident, or medical conditions.

Common sites for joint pain that Dr. Esparza treats include the hip joint and sacroiliac joint  (which connects the sacrum with the iliac bones which form the pelvis. Inflammation in this joint causes low back pain and leg discomfort.)

Back Pain: Lower Back

Pain in the lower back (Lumbar Spine)
Your lumbar spine consists of 5 vertebrae in the lower back (L1-5) and the majority of Americans will experience pain in the low back area at some point in their lives. Studies show it is the most common of all disabilities beside a headache, and most of the time we can’t determine the exact cause of the discomfort. Most of the time, lumbar spine pain will resolve on its own. Sometimes low back pain is accompanied by pain that radiates down the buttock and leg. This is known as sciatica and is also quite common.

I, am happy to say that my pain is very well controlled. Always a pleasure to visit the office, it is like family. Friendly, happy, smiling receptionist. Medical staff is always easy to talk to and respond with information that I can understand. Yes, I have recommended Dr. Esparza many times, including several family members who are also patients of the practice.

Elizabeth G

Helping YOU help yourself with Joint Pain


Dr. Esparza’s goal is to diagnose your pain and create a treatment plan for your condition without surgery, using pain management techniques including medication. He is specially trained in minimally invasive procedures such as using injections to decrease inflammation, reduce pain and increase the joint’s function and mobility.

Like most physiatrists, Dr. Esparza oversees a team of caregivers who might include physical or occupational therapists as well as other healthcare providers.

Treatments for Joint Pain

What are the injections used for joint pain vs muscle pain?

Get in Touch

If you have pain, there is hope for relief. Contact Dr. Carlos Esparza’s MD Office today for an appointment. Most major Insurances and Workers’ Compensation of New Mexico accepted call us at 505-242-1711 and speak with our scheduler for more information



3846 Masthead St. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109