Unlock Freedom from Chronic Pain with InterStim Therapy at Napa Pain Institute

InterStim Therapy is an innovative treatment option designed to target the root cause of chronic pain by modulating the sacral nerves, which play a crucial role in bladder and bowel control, as well as pelvic floor function.

InterStim for Incontinence at Napa Pain Institute

InterStim Therapy is an innovative treatment option designed to target the root cause of chronic pain by modulating the sacral nerves, which play a crucial role in bladder and bowel control, as well as pelvic floor function. This advanced therapy utilizes a small, implantable device that delivers mild electrical impulses to the sacral nerves, helping to regulate the communication between the brain and the nerves responsible for controlling bladder and bowel function.

The Precision of InterStim

hat sets InterStim Therapy apart is its ability to provide personalized relief for individuals suffering from a range of chronic conditions, including overactive bladder, urinary retention, fecal incontinence, and pelvic pain syndromes. Whether you’re struggling with frequent trips to the restroom, urinary urgency, or the embarrassment of accidental leaks, InterStim Therapy offers a discreet and effective solution that can significantly improve your quality of life.

A Team Committed to Your Journey

At Napa Pain Institute, our team of experienced specialists is dedicated to providing comprehensive care and support throughout your InterStim Therapy journey. From initial consultation and device implantation to ongoing follow-up care and adjustments, we are committed to ensuring that you receive the personalized attention and guidance you need to achieve optimal results.

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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.