Ablation of Basivertebral Nerves


Ablation of Basivertebral Nerves involves the precise application of radiofrequency energy to these nerves, disrupting the pain signals transmitted to the brain.

Ablation of Basivertebral Nerves for Chronic Pain Relief at Napa Pain Institute

Chronic pain, particularly when rooted in the intricate structures of the spine, can be a persistent challenge that affects one’s daily life. At Napa Pain Institute, we understand the profound impact of chronic pain and are dedicated to providing innovative solutions that transcend conventional approaches. Among our advanced interventions, Ablation of Basivertebral Nerves stands out as a targeted and effective technique, offering relief that addresses the root cause of pain and allows individuals to rediscover a life less dominated by discomfort.

Precision and Targeted Relief with Basivertebral Nerve Ablation

Ablation of Basivertebral Nerves involves the precise application of radiofrequency energy to these nerves, disrupting the pain signals transmitted to the brain. This minimally invasive procedure is designed to alleviate chronic pain originating from the basivertebral nerves, providing targeted relief and restoring comfort to those grappling with persistent discomfort.

Personalized Ablation Plans for Tailored Relief

At Napa Pain Institute, we recognize that each person’s experience with chronic pain is unique. Our team of experienced pain management specialists collaborates closely with patients to develop personalized Ablation of Basivertebral Nerves 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.

Conditions Addressed with Basivertebral Nerve Ablation

This innovative technique has demonstrated remarkable effectiveness in managing chronic pain associated with various spinal conditions, including:

  • Vertebral Compression Fractures: Alleviating pain stemming from compression fractures in the spine.
  • Degenerative Disc Disease: Addressing pain resulting from the wear and tear of spinal discs.
  • Chronic Back Pain: Offering targeted relief for persistent back discomfort associated with basivertebral nerve sensitivity.

Advancing Comprehensive Pain Solutions

Our commitment at Napa Pain Institute is to advance comprehensive pain solutions. By integrating innovative techniques like Ablation of Basivertebral Nerves with our holistic approach to care, we strive to offer individuals a pathway to sustained relief, improved spinal function, and an enhanced quality of life.

A Team Committed to Your Journey

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 Ablation of Basivertebral Nerves 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.

If you or someone you know is seeking innovative and personalized solutions for chronic pain, we invite you to explore the possibilities of Ablation of Basivertebral Nerves 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.

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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.