Innovative Nerve Pain Treatment

Qutenza is a topical treatment that offers a unique and targeted approach to managing nerve pain, providing relief for those facing conditions such as postherpetic neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy.

Innovative Nerve Pain Treatment at Napa Pain Institute

Nerve pain, with its persistent and often debilitating nature, can cast a long shadow on quality of life. At Napa Pain Institute, we understand the unique challenges posed by nerve pain and are dedicated to providing cutting-edge solutions that offer targeted relief. Among our specialized interventions, Qutenza stands out as a beacon of innovation, providing individuals with a transformative approach to managing nerve pain and regaining control over their lives.

Qutenza - A Breakthrough in Nerve Pain Treatment

Qutenza is a revolutionary treatment specifically designed to address nerve pain by harnessing the power of capsaicin, a naturally occurring compound found in chili peppers. This topical treatment offers a unique and targeted approach to managing nerve pain, providing relief for those facing conditions such as postherpetic neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy.

Conditions Addressed with Qutenza

Qutenza has demonstrated remarkable effectiveness in managing nerve pain associated with various conditions, including:

  • Postherpetic Neuralgia: Alleviating nerve pain that persists after a shingles outbreak.
  • Diabetic Neuropathy: Providing relief for nerve pain associated with diabetes.
  • HIV-Associated Neuropathy: Managing nerve pain in individuals living with HIV.

Personalized Qutenza Treatment Plans

Our commitment to personalized care is at the forefront of our Qutenza treatment approach. Our experienced pain management specialists collaborate closely with patients to develop tailored Qutenza treatment plans. These plans consider the specific pain profile, medical history, and lifestyle considerations of each patient, ensuring optimal efficacy and patient comfort.

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 nerve pain. Our specialists are not only experts in Qutenza treatment but are also dedicated to providing compassionate support throughout your journey. We understand that navigating nerve 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 nerve pain, we invite you to explore the possibilities of Qutenza 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 nerve 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.