Muscle Pain

Our mission is to care for and treat patients with spine and musculoskeletal conditions that cause pain and limit their function. Our goal is to provide our patients with the utmost compassion and care. We hold honesty and integrity at the core of our practice.” – Carlos, J. Esparza, M.D., P.C


Acute vs. chronic back pain

Dr. Esparza’s MD practice in Albuquerque, NM diagnoses and treats conditions of the musculoskeletal system. We offer non-surgical intervention for symptom relief of muscle pain resulting from injury or chronic conditions.

Whether your muscle pain is the result of strain, over-use injury, or from a chronic condition, Dr. Esparza MD will begin with the most conservative approach possible including physical therapy, over-the-counter pain relievers, medication and possibly steroid or anesthetic injections.

Treatment Objectives

We consider your lifestyle, goals, and your medical history of injury or illness when designing your treatment plan. Dr. Esparza MD oversees a team of caregivers who might include physical or occupational therapists as well as other healthcare providers.

Dr. Esparza MD has treated me for neck and low back disc problems over the last 6 years. He is very conservative and has used multiple approaches to treat my problem without recommending surgery. I highly recommend – Dr. Esparza MD.”

Massage just isn’t enough?

We all know that stress and tension can make muscle pain worse. If your efforts to alleviate pain using over the counter medication, breathing techniques, relaxation, or massage have not given you relief, it might be time to consult a Physiatrist who is an expert in the musculature of the body.

There are many things that can be causing your muscle pain. Let Dr. Esparza MD give you a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan today.

Treatments for Muscle Pain

Trigger Point Injections

Trigger points are areas of the body where muscles can “knot” or spasm. Trigger point injections involve injecting medication directly into a knot of muscles to reduce pain and inflammation.

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