Dr. Justin Averna, DO

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 40
  
Dr. Averna
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New Mexico Orthopaedic Associates

2100 Louisiana Blvd Ne Albuquerque, NM 87110

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(505) 724-4300

Dr. Justin Averna, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Albuquerque, NM. Dr. Averna has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Presbyterian Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Averna to book an appointment.


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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 61% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Spine
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Averna treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 97% of their peers

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

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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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
  • 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
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • 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
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain Management Through Physical Therapy
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • 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

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I wish he was working now because I really need his help. Sandy Wick I would highly recommend him.
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Sandy Wick – Jun 17, 2020
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Dr. Averna is one of the best pain and spine doctor's. His knowledge about his profession is awesome. We need more physicians like him, someone who cares ? about his patients. Like long time ago, money wasn't more important than patients care. Nice to see ?? and even better for his patients like me. Thank you Dr. Averna!!
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Michael Rusconi – May 09, 2020
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i have A LOT of damaged parts . Dr Averna is the only medical doctor i have visited that actually LISTENED to me , and then had the AUDACITY to actually HELP me . without him i never would have been able to get the multiple MRI's and nerve tests i needed to actually diagnose whats wrong with my lower back , shoulder , hands , and neck . he is responsive , and actually cares enough to help try and fix the problems !
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kris – Mar 09, 2020
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Dr. Averna is an amazing doctor. I have been dealing with back problems for years ever since I had a spinal fusion in 2006. I had seen many doctors prior to Averna and never once got the relief I needed. About a year and a half ago I was recommended here. Immediately Dr. Averna understood what was going on and offered me a different treatment. Since then my quality of life has vastly improved and I can actually enjoy my life once more. I am so thankful for Dr. Averna every day and would highly recommend him to anyone struggling with back problems. He not only offers a real solution but does it with respect and caring that are sincerely above and beyond.
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Stephen Maxey in Albuquerque, NM – Feb 04, 2020
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I was having terrific pain in my tailbone. Dr. Averna suggested a sheath injection into the site. I was very skeptical at first but Dr. Averna was wonderful about communicating the benefits of this procedure and he took the time to answer all my questions. Ultimately I decided to have the procedure done. WOW!!!!! My only regret is that I didn't get it done much sooner. Literally, within a week of the procedure, I had absolutely no pain in my tailbone. Most days I completely forget that I ever had tailbone issues. Dr. Averna obviously knows what he's doing and what he did for me LITERALLY CHANGED MY LIFE!!!!! I recommend Dr. Averna very, very highly!!!!
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George Cullin – Jan 31, 2020
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I have chronic pain in my lower back and neck; I've had both facet and nerve block injections. I've seen Dr. Averna for 3 different procedures. He is very empathetic and is willing to work with his patients. I highly recommend Dr. Averna!
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Jan 14, 2020
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Superb doctor
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Jan 01, 2020
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He's helped me manage my fibro and extreme neck pain from a car accident. The procedures he performed on my neck, a set of radiofrequency ablations, gave me a 95% reduction in pain. Five stars, highly recommend.
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Nancy – Dec 31, 2019
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I have a not so common medical issue that required pain management care, despite this, Dr Averna agreed to take over my care. Dr Averna is a very caring doctor and his empathy to my pain issues were always very sincere. He listened very intently to my concerns at each and every visit and he promptly responded to all posts through the MyChart system, sometimes within minutes of my post. When I experienced an insurance issue after he prescribed a much safer pain medication alternative, he worked tirelessly, despite his very hectic schedule, sometime even using his personal time to work the issue. It took almost a year to resolve but he fought through the red tape and bureaucracy until it was finally approved. There are not many doctors who would take this much time and effort to assist a patient with an insurance issue and for this, I am forever grateful to Dr Averna. Any patient should consider themselves very fortunate to have Dr Averna as their physician. He’s one of the good ones!
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Lori Sorensen – Oct 23, 2019
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My back pain o a good day was "barely manageable" with a variety of treatments and medications but has improved significantly since Dr. Averna has taken over my care. He recommended a different treatment option which has reduced my use of NSAIDs, saving my liver and giving more mobility and a better quality of life. Dr. Averna is not only professional and extremely knowledgeable, he is personable and relatable. I always feel like I am his only patient when he spends time with me and I appreciate that he is thorough and concerned for my well-being. He truly wants to do a good job!
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Adrienne – Sep 27, 2019
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Excellent physician! Dr. Averna is compassionate and very professional. He takes the time to listen and is an advocate for his patients.
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Kim – Aug 10, 2019
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I agree with reviews that say Dr. Averna is an outstanding Doctor. He was very helpful in finding the right medicine that greatly reduces the pain I've been living with for over 3 years now. He actually listened to me and came up with a plan of what would work for me best, vs. try random medications and procedures other doctors had tried. I highly recommend Dr. Averna to those suffering chronic pain!
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Mark Patterson – Jul 08, 2019
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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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Mar 27, 2019
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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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Mar 23, 2019
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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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Mar 20, 2019
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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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Steve Thompson in Albuquerque, NM – Mar 07, 2019
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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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Jonathan McNeil in Albuquerque , NM – Mar 06, 2019
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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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Glenn in Albuquerque, NM – Feb 28, 2019
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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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Dale L. in Tijeras, NM – Dec 14, 2018
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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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Casey Corpuz in Albuquerque , NM – Oct 29, 2018
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About Me

I have had 3 spine surgeries. I *get* your pain. I can truly empathize with my patients and this helps guide a comprehensive treatment plan. 

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

University of New Mexico Hospitals
Fellowship Hospital
Moss Rehab Hosp-Temple U Sch Med
Residency Hospital
2013
Delaware County Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
University of New Mexico / Main Campus
Undergraduate School

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New Mexico Orthopaedic Associates2100 Louisiana Blvd Ne Albuquerque, NM 87110
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Presbyterian Hospital

Albuquerque, NM

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)