Implanted Pain Pumps and Pump Management

We use precise and targeted delivery for effective pain management with significantly reduced systemic side effects.

Intrathecal Drug Implants and Management for Chronic Pain at Napa Pain Institute

At Napa Pain Institute, we recognize the profound impact of chronic pain and are committed to providing innovative solutions to empower individuals on their journey to relief. Our specialized approach includes Intrathecal Drug Implants and Management, a cutting-edge intervention that holds the promise of targeted and sustained pain relief for those navigating the complexities of chronic pain.

A Revolutionary Approach to Chronic Pain Management

Intrathecal drug implants involve the implantation of a small pump beneath the skin, directly delivering medication to the spinal cord’s intrathecal space. This precise and targeted delivery allows for effective pain management with significantly reduced systemic side effects.

Personalized Intrathecal Drug Implant Plans

What sets Napa Pain Institute apart is our commitment to personalized care. Our team of experienced pain management specialists works closely with patients to tailor Intrathecal Drug Implant plans that align with individual pain profiles, medical histories, and lifestyle considerations. This customization ensures optimal efficacy and patient comfort.

Conditions Addressed with Intrathecal Drug Implants

Intrathecal Drug Implants can be particularly beneficial for managing chronic pain associated with conditions such as:

  • Cancer Pain: Targeted relief for pain related to cancer and its treatments.
  • Neuropathic Pain: Direct delivery of medications to address nerve-related pain.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Management of persistent pain stemming from spinal cord trauma.
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: Targeted medication delivery to alleviate pain after spinal surgeries.

Advancing Comprehensive Chronic Pain Solutions

Our Intrathecal Drug Implant and Management services reflect our commitment to advancing comprehensive chronic pain solutions. By combining innovative interventions with our holistic approach to care, we aim to provide individuals with a roadmap to sustained relief and improved overall well-being.

A Team Committed to Your Journey

At Napa Pain Institute, our mission is to empower individuals to reclaim their lives from the grip of chronic pain. Our specialists are not only experts in Intrathecal Drug Implantation but are also dedicated to providing compassionate support throughout the journey. We understand that each individual’s experience with chronic pain is unique, and our team is here to provide the personalized care needed to enhance comfort and quality of life.

If you or someone you know is seeking innovative and personalized chronic pain management solutions, we invite you to explore the possibilities of Intrathecal Drug Implants 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 Intrathecal Drug Implants and Management 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.