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Spinal Cord Stimulation: How it Works for Chronic Pain and When to Use it

August 25, 2021 (PDT) @ 11:30 am August 26, 2021 (PDT) @ 12:30 am PDT

Dr. Eric Grigsby, MD, MBA has devoted his life to advancing the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain. In 1992, Dr. Eric Grigsby founded the Napa Pain Institute. Over 25 years later, he has grown a single, small clinic into Neurovations- a national patient care, and innovation company that includes medical device and pharmaceutical innovation, clinical research, pain and neuroscience education, and community health through the non-profit Foundation, HealthRoots. 

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 then invited to join the Medical Staff and teach at the Mayo Medical School. He moved to California in 1989 where he established the pain management center at UC Davis and served as Medical Director until 1992. Following his post at UC Davis, Dr. Grigsby established Napa Pain Institute in Napa, California. He partnered with wife Dr. Mary Rocca to create Rocca Family Vineyards, a small family producer of award-winning wines in the Napa Valley.

More recently, Dr. Grigsby completed his Master’s in Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and has provided consultation in market analysis, strategic positioning, sales, product development, and physician training for industry leaders and early-stage companies. Dr. Grigsby speaks nationally on topics including neuromodulation,  non-operative treatment of spinal disorders, the safe use of medications for treatment of pain, and the legal and regulatory issues relating to the proper treatment of patients with chronic illness.

Dr. Grigsby continues to practice as a board-certified Pain Physician and is among the world’s clinical leaders in the field of neuromodulation. As CEO and Founder of Neurovations, his unwavering mission is to inspire hope and to contribute to the health and well-being of patients and communities through integrated clinical practice, research, and education.