Function is most important.
Dr. Esparza helps coordinate your care for the long-term, using a variety of modalities including physical, occupational and recreational therapy, PRP (Plasma-Rich Platelets,) targeted steroidal injections to reduce inflammation and pain so that you can pursue rehabilitation and physical therapy or experience less pain during day-to-day activities.
“Physiatrists primarily treat conditions of the bones, muscles, joints, and central/peripheral nervous system that affect a person’s ability to function.” – The Medical Student’s Guide to Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Physiatrists handle the rehabilitation needs of people with a variety of diseases including MS and Parkinson’s disease in addition to those who have suffered injuries to their spinal cords or brain. Doctors who practice Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatrists) also help their patients manage pain.
Physiatrists do not perform back surgery but in some cases will refer patients to orthopedic surgeons.
Some conditions that Physiatrists diagnose and treat include:
- Degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sports injuries
- Post-Operative care
- Worker’s Compensation for on-the-job injuries
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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