Welcome to

The Napa Pain Institute

At Napa Pain Institute, a member of the Neurovations family, we understand that living with chronic pain can be challenging and affect every aspect of your life. Our commitment is to provide comprehensive, compassionate care tailored to your unique needs and to help you reclaim your life. With over 30 years of experience in treating chronic pain, we are dedicated to delivering innovative solutions and personalized treatments to improve your quality of life.

Innovation in Chronic Pain Solutions

At Napa Pain Institute, a proud member of the Neurovations family, we deeply understand the hurdles of enduring chronic pain. Our mission is to provide compassionate, individualized care tailored precisely to meet your unique requirements, empowering you to reclaim control over your life.

CEO and Founder Dr. Eric Grigsby is an expert in chronic pain and brings the latest in innovation and treatments to the Napa Pain Institute. Dr. Johansson and the team at the Napa Pain Institute are dedicated to pioneering innovative solutions aimed at optimizing your overall wellness.

Low Back Pain

Knee, Hip & Joint Pain

Diabetic and Neuropathic Pain

Osteoporosis Pain

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Treatments We offer

While pain medication is helpful for some of our patients, we offer many non-medicinal options for the management of pain, including, but not limited to, the treatments listed below. Our physicians are leaders in the field of neuromodulation, which involves the electrical stimulation of the central nervous system to help manage pain and other chronic conditions.

We are committed to “whole patient health care,” and in addition to the advanced pain therapies we offer, we work with many patients on nutrition, exercise, physical therapy and other health and wellness programs.

Ablation of basivertibral nerves

Cancer Pain Care

Diabetic and Peripheral Neuropathy Treatments


Genicular nerve ablation for knee

Pain Pump implants and management

Meet Your Doctor, Eric Grigsby

"At the Napa Pain Institute, our mission is simple: to provide unparalleled patient care, driven by compassion, innovation, and a relentless commitment to improving lives."

- Dr. Eric Grigsby

Meet Your Doctor, Melanie Johansson

"Your journey towards pain relief begins with understanding your individual experience.  At Napa Pain Institute, we take the time to listen, assess, and develop personalized treatment plans that address the root cause of your pain. Our goal is to improve your quality of life."

- Dr. Melanie Johansson

Real Stories of Hope & Healing

Our Patients share their journeys

David B.

Since I started seeing (Dr. Johansson), I have made huge strides. She is impactful and she continues to follow up on everything. She will not let go.

Carolyn C.

She (Dr. Johansson) walks on water. She has to be the most kindest, honest and compassionate provider I have ever encountered.

Bruce F.

I have been with Dr Grigsby since 1992, I have gotten excellent care. I would recommend anyone to go to him for pain management.

Jeff B.

"I transferred to Napa Pain Institute 3 years ago and it was the best thing I have ever done."

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Dr. Johansson comes to us as a fellowship-trained and board-certified pain management specialist with nearly a decade of experience. She completed her fellowship training at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD where she then became the associate program director of the pain medicine fellowship and an assistant professor of military and emergency medicine. She graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia, was Pre-medicine at San Diego State University, and received her BSN from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Her breadth of experience comes from a full career of serving in the United States Navy where she was the recipient of multiple academic and military service awards including a Meritorious Service Medal, three Navy Commendation Medals, and numerous other individual, unit, and campaign awards. She has multiple published works and is the founding member of a military Pain Medicine Special Interest Group with the American Society of Regional Anesthesia.

In her free time, Dr. Johansson enjoys traveling, is newly married, loves dogs, and enjoys cooking and baking, as well as other creative pursuits. She has a particular interest in advanced procedural techniques for chronic pain relief and the effects of lifestyle on pain and healing. She looks forward to continuing our mission of providing our patients with the best care, every day.

Eric Grigsby, MD, MBA

CEO & Founder of Neurovations

Dr. Eric Grigsby enjoys a national reputation for excellence in the field of Pain Management. He has a background as a researcher, teacher and clinician and brings over 30 years of clinical experience to the Napa Pain Institute. Dr. Grigsby attended elementary and secondary school in his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Economics from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He formed an interest in Pain Management as a career while working at Boston Children’s Hospital in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

After graduating from Boston University Medical School in 1984, Dr. Grigsby trained in General Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Pain Management at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was invited to join the Medical Staff and teach at the Mayo Medical School until moving to California in 1989. The Dean of the University of California at Davis Medical Center then invited Dr. Grigsby to establish their first Pain Management Center, where he served as Medical Director until 1992. Following his post at UC Davis, Dr. Grigsby established his private Pain Management practice in Napa, California.

Today, he and his staff of over 50 professionals consult with patients throughout Northern California and the western United States.  More recently, Dr Grigsby completed his Masters in Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He speaks nationally on topics such as non-operative treatment of spinal disorders, the safe use of medications for the treatment of pain, and the legal and regulatory issues relating to the proper treatment of patients with chronic illness.