Dr. Vance Z. Johnson, MD

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Dr. Vance Z. Johnson, MD

Interventional Spine Medicine | Male

University Spine Institute 28078 Baxter Rd Ste 128, Murrieta, CA 92563 Get Directions
(951) 894-5000

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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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in Fallbrook, CA |
After many sessions with Dr Johnson, and two procedures, I continue to have a great deal of pain and no relief. On my third procedure my spinal cord was hit and now my whole left side from the waist down and part of my right foot is numb. Do not have these procedures! They are useless, no matter what they tell you, they do not work! Not only did he hit my spinal cord, but never admitted it, I had to have a neurologist go over the MRI to tell me that is what happened!!
in Hemet, CA |
Dr. Johnson has been a wonderful blessing in helping me cope with very severe pain problems. I recommend him to anyone relating they have spine problems.
Dr. Johnson is incredibly gifted when it comes to pain management, but has another side to him that can leave one in tears. For some reason, he has a very rude manner about him if you say something that somehow sets him off. I left his office in tears, feeling much worse than when I arrived, and will find a doctor with both talent AND graciousness in the future. I hope he can begin to live up to the quotes on his wall. It's a shame to see such talent tainted due to rudeness and arrogance.
in Riverside, CA |
I have seen Dr. Johnson for approximately ten years for degenerative low back problems. His care and expertise are consistently exceptional. Literally, without his care, I would very likely be in a wheelchair today. One surgeon predicted this outcome. I have issues, but, thanks to Dr. Johnson's care, I lead an active life. Although Dr. Johnson specializes in back related issues, he sees and treats his patients as a whole person, not as a mindless bad back.
in Murrieta, CA |
Dr. Johnson was very personable and knowledgable. He is great and so is his staff.
in Murrieta, CA |
Encouraging. Helpful evaluation. Easy to understand.
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Specialties

  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

Dr. Johnson says..

Vance Z. Johnson, MD, a highly-experienced Interventional Spine Specialist and local doctor, directs the University Spine Institute. More than 75,000 people have come in to consult with Dr. Johnson for help with their spine pain. He is double board certified. He participates in national research trials and has taught hundreds of physician specialists the most advanced, high-tech techniques available to today's patients. Patients trust Dr. Johnson to treat them with compassion. Many former patients recommend Dr. Johnson to their friends and family. 

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  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Upper Back Pain

Procedures Performed

  • Chronic Pain Management
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebroplasty

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Medical School
    Loma Linda University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    Loma Linda University Medical Center

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Loma Linda University Medical Center

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Musculoskeletal Pain Fellow Arrowback Medical Group

    Completed in 2001

  • Undergraduate School
    Loma Linda University, La Sierra Riverside

    Graduated in 1991

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Johnson's Care Philosophy

Live life pain free. At the University Spine Institute we have passion for relieving pain and returning people to the activities and people they love. We specialize in helping patients who suffer from spine pain. We provide onsite outpatient procedures including spinal cord stimulators, lumbar and cervical epidural injections. We also provide nerve diagnostic studies.

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Dr. Johnson says...

Vance Z. Johnson, MD, a highly-experienced Interventional Spine Specialist and local doctor, directs the University Spine Institute. More than 75,000 people have come in to consult with Dr. Johnson for help with their spine pain. He is double board certified. He participates in national research trials and has taught hundreds of physician specialists the most advanced, high-tech techniques available to today's patients. Patients trust Dr. Johnson to treat them with compassion. Many former patients recommend Dr. Johnson to their friends and family. 

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