Discover Relief from Diabetic and Peripheral Neuropathy

Living with diabetic or peripheral neuropathy can feel like navigating a maze of discomfort and uncertainty.

Understanding Diabetic and Peripheral Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes, resulting from prolonged high blood sugar levels damaging the nerves throughout the body. Peripheral neuropathy, on the other hand, can have various causes, including diabetes, traumatic injuries, infections, and metabolic disorders. Both conditions share a common characteristic: nerve damage that leads to symptoms such as numbness, tingling, burning pain, and muscle weakness.

Advanced Treatment Options

We harness the latest advancements in pain management to provide you with effective relief from neuropathic pain. From medication management and nerve blocks to innovative therapies such as spinal cord stimulation and regenerative medicine techniques, we offer a diverse range of treatments designed to target the root cause of your pain and restore your quality of life.

Personalized Nerve Ablation Plans for Tailored Relief

At Napa Pain Institute, we recognize that every individual’s experience with chronic knee pain is unique. Our team of experienced pain management specialists collaborates closely with patients to develop personalized Nerve Ablation 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.

A Team Committed to Your Journey

Living with neuropathic pain can be challenging, but you don’t have to face it alone. At Napa Pain Institute, we’re committed to empowering you with the knowledge, tools, and support you need to take control of your pain and reclaim your life. Our compassionate team will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the care and attention you deserve every step of the way.

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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.