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Dr. Vance Johnson, MD

Interventional Spine Medicine ·  Male · Age 49

Dr. Johnson

Dr. Vance Johnson, MD is an interventional spine medicine specialist in Colton, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Loma Linda University School Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in interventional spine medicine, pain medicine, and more.


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(909) 370-2190

Dr. Johnson accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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Worker's Compensation
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Johnson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Nerve Block, Somatic
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Dr. Johnson performs Nerve Block, Somatic more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Johnson performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Peripheral Nerve Block
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson performs Peripheral Nerve Block more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Johnson performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Elbow Injuries
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Johnson treats Elbow Injuries more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Johnson treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Johnson's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Epilepsy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Syncope
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Vertigo

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2001
Musculoskeletal Pain Fellow Arrowback Medical Group
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Loma Linda University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1996
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1995
Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1991
Loma Linda University, La Sierra Riverside
Undergraduate School
2001
1999
1996
1995
1991

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Johnson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Johnson

3.6

Based on 59 reviews

5 Stars
59.32203389830509%
(35)
4 Stars
5.084745762711864%
(3)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
3.389830508474576%
(2)
1 Star
32.20338983050848%
(19)

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He is an idiot , I came in for injection, he had me standing; which is SO odd!! RAMMED the needle in my back and about killed me!! I left that office crying. Sat in my car trying to compose myself, still crying, NEVER went back. I feel that he had serious personal problems going on; and if it wasn’t a good day; the patients payed for it!!
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In a word "Wonderful." Dr. Johnson listens and gives you real knowledge you can do something with. I've seen the angry peoples reviews and know how angry and down I get when I'm hurting and don't like when the doctor does have the magic cure. They are wrong about Dr. Johnson. I'd guess they didn't like the stuff he told them they could do to help him help them but pain can really twist a person. I've been looking for a doctor as kind and smart as Dr. Johnson for years. I'm grateful to him.
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I’ve seen Dr Johnson in his Murrieta office for last 5 years . Dr Johnson is a fantastic doctor treating my spinal problems. I’ve lost 6” in torso from kyphoscoliosis, so ablations have been a major quality of life improvement for me. He’s very personable & explains things very well. His staff are the best in kindness & doing everything to facilitate your appointments & procedures. I’m very thankful for all Dr Johnson & his staff have done to help me.
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One of the best doctors I’ve ever encountered. Truly cares about your ur well being and takes the time to explain and understand. You kcan ave the facility with mental physical and spiritual therapy. Staff is exceptional, professional and just wonderful.
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I was quite pleased with the doctor.
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Dr. Johnson took the time to explain to us why his treatments may (or may not) work for the existing conditions. Was very compassionate and understanding and provided more than one solution optio.
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He is very knowledgeable He explains everything in terms I can understand.
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From my very first appointment I felt I was in good hands. He answered all my questions, and I'm one to have a long list. He let me know all my options. He prefers to focus on less invasive procedures before recommending surgery. I never feel rushed and his staff is as dedicated to their patients as he is. I feel I am in great hands as I approach this aging process and I appreciate his attitude regarding life and helping me to continue to be able to do the things I love.
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When I walk into Dr. Johnson's office I am immediately greeted with a friendly smile and greeting. Dr. Johnson reviewed my MRI and EMG reports and spent time with me explaining in detail what was causing my low back pain and pain shooting down my legs. Dr. Johnson recommended epidural injections which I had done. I have been pain free for 6 months, and am able to walk and play golf again.
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I went to Dr Vance Johnson last year with major back pain radiating out into my shoulder and arm He ordered MRI and nerve test. Determined I had pinched nerve in my lower back. Scheduled epidural injections and after the 2nd injection pain was gone and has not return in over a year. My mom (the most precious person in the world to me) has been having problems with her back and so I naturally insisted she go to see Dr Johnson. He isolated the problem and will be doing some epidural injection.
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Dr. Johnson has always listened to me and repeats back more concisely what I tell him. He takes the time to explain why I'm having the problem I'm there for and the ways he might be able to help, or not, and why. If he's unable to help, he directs me to the right provider or therapy. He and his staff are very professional, pleasant and extremely well organized. They have always done their best to address my concerns and help me to achieve a solution and relief as soon as possible.
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I finally found a doctor that gives me hope from this persistent and unrelenting pain. I did not want to rely pain medications and he follows a similar philosophy. He is extremely knowledgeable and sincere. I truly felt like he wanted to take the time to understand my concerns. I've had one injection so far and already notice a big difference. I am so very thankful for this doctor and his wonderful team!
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Dr. Johnson is extremely competent, compassionate, and professional. I feel he is completely committed to giving 100% quality care to his patients. His staff is wonderful, I am always greeted with a welcoming smile. I refer all my family and friends to come and see him. They also describe their experience as great one and Dr. Johnson is so sincere.
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Dr. Johnson has the patience of a saint. Dr. Johnson is the best at his subspecialty, which is Interventional Spine Medicine. I am a doctor and know how anonymous complaints from angry people who misbehave because of opioids or long pain can mislead. Make not mistake. Dr. Johnson is kind AND brilliant. I have trusted him with my own spine and am glad I found him. If he will see you, LISTEN. I am much better for it. Dr. Johnson is a rare gem.
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Dr. Johnson is the BEST I read the other reviews. Few angry people who said bad things, must not have wanted to listen or chose a better way. I don't know how Dr. can listen to many people complain and still be so kind. I've seen him treat rude people kindly. He used my own MRI and explained things to me. I was not so nice at first but he was patient. People in pain are jerks. Dr. Johnson asked important questions I had not thought of. I almost missed out. I'm so grateful to Dr. Johnson and his
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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!!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Dr. Johnson was very personable and knowledgable. He is great and so is his staff.
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