Epidurals for Chronic Pain

By directly addressing the source of pain, epidurals offer a powerful and targeted solution for individuals dealing with chronic pain.

Unlocking Relief: Epidurals for Chronic Pain at Napa Pain Institute

Living with chronic pain can be an overwhelming and persistent challenge, affecting not only physical well-being but also the overall quality of life. At Napa Pain Institute, we understand the profound impact chronic pain can have, and we are dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions tailored to each individual’s needs. One such solution that has shown remarkable effectiveness in managing chronic pain is the use of epidurals.

Understanding Epidurals: A Targeted Solution

Epidurals involve the injection of medication directly into the epidural space surrounding the spinal cord. This targeted approach allows for the precise delivery of pain-relieving medications, such as corticosteroids or local anesthetics, to alleviate inflammation and reduce pain signals. By directly addressing the source of pain, epidurals offer a powerful and targeted solution for individuals dealing with chronic pain.

Conditions Treated with Epidurals

Epidurals are commonly recommended for a variety of chronic pain conditions, including:

  • Herniated Discs: Targeting the affected area to reduce inflammation and relieve nerve compression.
  • Spinal Stenosis: Easing pain associated with the narrowing of the spinal canal.
  • Sciatica: Providing targeted relief for pain radiating along the sciatic nerve.
  • Degenerative Disc Disease: Addressing pain stemming from the wear and tear of spinal discs.

A Personalized Approach to Chronic Pain Management

Our team of experienced pain management specialists at Napa Pain Institute takes pride in offering personalized care designed to address the unique needs of each patient. Epidurals, a well-established medical intervention, have proven to be a valuable tool in our arsenal for effectively managing chronic pain.

The Napa Pain Institute Difference

What sets Napa Pain Institute apart is our commitment to a holistic and multidisciplinary approach. Before recommending any intervention, our specialists conduct a thorough evaluation to understand the patient’s unique medical history, pain profile, and lifestyle. This comprehensive understanding ensures that epidurals are incorporated into an individualized treatment plan, maximizing their effectiveness for each patient.

Our goal at Napa Pain Institute is to empower individuals to reclaim their lives from the grasp of chronic pain. Epidurals, when administered as part of a carefully crafted treatment strategy, contribute to this mission by providing targeted relief and enhancing overall well-being.

If you or someone you know is grappling with chronic pain, we invite you to explore the possibilities that epidurals can offer at Napa Pain Institute. Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate care, helping individuals find relief, and guiding them towards a life less dominated by pain.

Take the first step towards a pain-free life – contact Napa Pain Institute to schedule a consultation and explore the potential of epidurals in your chronic pain management journey.

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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.