Joseph Johnson, MD, Pain Medicine Specialist

Joseph Johnson, MD

Pain Management


I chose to specialize in pain medicine because it gives me the opportunity to alleviate pain and improve one’s quality of life. I believe in a multidisciplinary approach emphasizing physical therapy, activity levels, rehabilitation, behavioral health and alternative therapies. I treat both acute and chronic pain conditions with medication and interventional procedures. I perform minimally invasive spinal injections, joint injections, peripheral nerve injections, radiofrequency ablations and spinal cord stimulation. I aim to find sustainable treatment plans that are safe, effective and evidence based.


Sustainable Therapies

Evidence-based, Opioid Sparing Pain Management

Spinal Rehabilitation

Patient Safety



  • Department of Anesthesiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, (2010-2013)
  • Department of Internal Medicine, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha NE, (2009-2010)


  • Pain, University of California, Davis, Division of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Sacramento, CA, (2013-2014)

Medical degree

  • University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX


  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, University of Dallas, Irving, TX, (2005)


  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


  • American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)
  • International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS)
  • American Pain Society

Honors & Awards

  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine "Top Doctors" (2017-2018)