As interventional spine and pain medicine and pain management specialists, our goal is to replace weakness, pain and limitation with knowledge, relief and hope.


In additional effort to protect from and stop the spread of COVID-19, we are offering Telehealth visits for our patients. 

we put our patients first.

Advanced Pain Medical Group was founded by Drs. Paul B. Johnson and Vimal S. Lala. Anesthesiologists and pain medicine physicians, Drs. Johnson and Lala were fellowship trained at the premier pain medicine program in the country – the University of California, Los Angeles.


Dr. Paul B. Johnson

Santa Monica-born Dr. Paul B. Johnson moved as a boy with his family to Reno, Nevada, where he…

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Dr. Vimal S. Lala

Born in London, England, Dr. Vimal S. Lala moved with his family to California in 1978. After receiving his Undergraduate Degree…

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Dr. Goonjan Shah

Dr. Goonjan Shah grew up in Michigan. He obtained a degree in chemical engineering from Columbia University in New York. From…

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Dr. Brian Lai

Dr. Lai is originally from New York City where he attended Stuyvesant High School, one of the elite high schools in the country…

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pain treatment is our practice.

We provide spine pain, back pain, lower back pain and sciatic nerve pain solutions using the latest advancements in the field. Click below to see a full list of services we offer.



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