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Dr. Justin Averna, DO

Pain Medicine ·  Male

Dr. Averna

New Mexico Pain and Spine Institute

8300 Constitution Ave NE Albuquerque, NM 87110

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Dr. Justin Averna, DO is a pain medicine specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012 and specializes in pain medicine and physical medicine & rehabilitation.


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(505) 291-2770

Dr. Averna accepts the following insurance:

Medicaid
Presbyterian Health Plan
All Counties in New Mexico HMO-High
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Presbyterian Health Plan, Inc.
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Dr. Averna's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Spondylosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Averna treats Spondylosis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Averna treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Bone Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Averna treats Bone Disorders more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Averna treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Averna treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Averna treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Averna's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gait Analysis
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injection
  • Knee Pain
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Male Pelvic Pain
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurostimulation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pain Management Through Physical Therapy
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Wheelchair Evaluation

About Me

Biography

I grew up in Albuquerque and did most of my medical training in Philadelphia, PA. In 2016, I returned to New Mexico with my beautiful wife to raise our 3 young children in the Land of Enchantment. I am forever grateful to be back to serve the people of New Mexico.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

University Of New Mexico Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Moss Rehab Hosp-Temple U Sch Med
Residency Hospital
Temple University Hospital
Residency Hospital
2012
Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
University Of New Mexico / Main Campus
Undergraduate School
2012

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Dr. Averna is an excellent listener, examines test results carefully, seeks alternatives, and makes practical suggestions. He is about the tenth pain doctor I have seen. Although every treatments has not solved my problems, I have confidence in his ability. He has a tremendous person-to-person attitude which is most welcome.
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Leave it to a true professional to look at many facets, test what can be tested, and take the time and attention to find solutions, no matter how unusual, rare or difficult the issue. If you want someone to take the time, listen and understand, that is Dr. Averna. If it weren't for his time and various tests, we would not have found an unusual issue. I tip my hat to his services.
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Doctor Averna has been taking care of my back for the past year and his procedures always work great!
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Dr. Averna is an Outstanding physician with expert pain management skill and highly dedicated to providing exceptional care. I suffer severe chronic pain and was becoming tolerant of my then current pain medication. Future pain management was not known. As a result, I was experiencing great anxiety. At the first appointment, he placed me on a new safer, more effective treatment that has been highly successful. He has given me a new lease on life. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Averna.
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Dr. Averna is a great, informative, patient, caring, man. I was referred to Dr. Averna by my PCP after going through some really tough immobile times. Before Dr. Averna’s Care I was immobile and spent 90% of my time in pain lying on the floor. I would sleep in batches of 2-3 hours. Dr. Averna has administered 6 Facet and 2 Cervical Epidural injections thus far, and I’m mobile again. I know the road to recovery is long, but thanks to Dr. Averna the road doesn’t seem so steep. Thank you so much.
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Dr. Averna was thorough in his examination and his explanation of the issues with my spine. He did a great job administering 2 cervical epidurals, and when they didn't work, he was instrumental in helping me chose a surgeon who did a great job. Really appreciate Dr. Averna's genuine concern for my situation.
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Best Doctor ever! I was having some major issues of pain in my neck and other symptoms that had not been properly diagnosed. Dr. Averna found my issues and helped me with what he could. He also referred me to the proper surgeon to get the relief I needed. He responded immediately when I had an emergency and took care of my needs in a very timely manner. Very knowledgeable, helpful and polite. Thanks Dr. Averna!
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Dr. Averna is the best pain doctor I've ever had. He is compassionate and understanding. He takes time to listen to me and always makes me feel like I am the center of his world while with him. He always includes me in decisions regarding my treatment and future plans. I can tell you if your are looking for a wonderful and patient doctor he is DEFINITELY BY FAR THE BEST! I won't go to anyone else.
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Best care I’ve ever received. Dr Avernamade me feel like I was his only patient. I needed to ask questions that are normally hard for me to ask and he was patient and kind with me and gave me the time I needed and the answers to my concerns.
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Dr Averna was awful. He was rude and very egotistical. He would not let me explain or express my opinions about my own healthcare, and he spoke to me in a degrading manner. I left tappointment Staff was great. Professional .
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Dr. Averna is one of the best doctors I have ever met. I have a very rare type of pain that doctors continually referred me somewhere else. Dr. Averna took me on as a patient an immediately made a difference in my life. I am able to function normally and I have Dr. Averna to thank.
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New Mexico Pain and Spine Institute

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Presbyterian Hospital

Albuquerque, NM