Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain

Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) is a cutting-edge technique designed to offer targeted relief, reclaiming lives from the grasp of persistent pain.

What is Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)?

Chronic pain can be an unwelcome companion, affecting not just physical comfort but also the overall quality of life. At Napa Pain Institute, we recognize the profound impact of chronic pain and are dedicated to providing innovative solutions that transcend traditional approaches. Among our advanced interventions, Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) stands out as a cutting-edge technique designed to offer targeted relief, reclaiming lives from the grasp of persistent pain.

Spinal Cord Stimulation involves the implantation of a small device near the spine, emitting mild electrical impulses to the spinal cord. These impulses interfere with the pain signals traveling to the brain, offering relief without the need for medications or invasive procedures.

Conditions Addressed with SCS

Spinal Cord Stimulation has demonstrated remarkable effectiveness in managing chronic pain associated with various conditions, including:

  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: Alleviating persistent pain after spinal surgeries.
  • Neuropathic Pain: Providing targeted relief for pain stemming from nerve damage or dysfunction.
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): Managing chronic pain and discomfort associated with CRPS.
  • Degenerative Disc Disease: Offering relief for pain caused by the wear and tear of spinal discs.

Personalized SCS Plans for Tailored Relief

At Napa Pain Institute, we recognize that every individual’s experience with chronic pain is unique. Our team of experienced pain management specialists collaborates closely with patients to develop personalized Spinal Cord Stimulation plans. These plans are meticulously tailored to the specific pain profile, medical history, and lifestyle considerations of each patient, ensuring optimal efficacy and patient comfort.

Your Path to Relief

The mission at Napa Pain Institute is to empower individuals to reclaim control over their lives from the grip of chronic pain. Our specialists are not only experts in Spinal Cord Stimulation but are also dedicated to providing compassionate support throughout your journey. We understand that navigating chronic pain requires a personalized and attentive approach, and our team is here to provide the care needed to enhance comfort and overall well-being.

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If you or someone you know is seeking innovative and personalized solutions for chronic pain, we invite you to explore the possibilities of Spinal Cord Stimulation at Napa Pain Institute. Take the first step towards lasting relief and a renewed sense of well-being. Contact Napa Pain Institute to schedule a consultation and embark on a personalized journey to chronic pain relief tailored to your individual needs.

Real Stories of Hope & Healing

Our Patients share their journeys

David B.

“She changed the quality of my life so drastically and in such a positive way I can honestly tell people that she and Napa Pain Institute changed my life.”

Carolyn C.

“I highly, highly recommend Napa Pain Institute for anyone dealing with chronic or acute pain. They will find you a solution. And they are all wonderful.

Bruce F.

“I would easily give them and their facility the highest rating. They care and you are always treated with respect”.

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.