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Cervicogenic Headache in Ocala, FL

Cervicogenic headache refers to head pain originating from a pathology in the neck, resulting in headache pain that is constant, with episodic throbbing attacks, somewhat like a migraine. With locations in Lake City, Ocala, and Lady Lake, top-rated Florida Pain and Rehabilitation Center is one of the state’s leading pain management treatment centers, helping patients in Gainesville, The Villages, and the surrounding communities effectively manage cervicogenic headaches.

What Causes My Pain from Cervicogenic Headaches?

A cervicogenic headache is a type of headache characterized by chronic hemicranial pain, which is sent or referred to your head from either the cervical spine or soft tissues within. Because the symptoms of a cervicogenic headaches can mimic the symptoms of a migraine headache, making the correct diagnosis can at times be difficult, which is why it is important to consult with the experts at Florida Pain and Rehabilitation Center.

Quite typically, a cervicogenic headache is made worse by certain movements or particular postures of your head. Very often, cervicogenic headaches are caused by problems in the muscles, ligaments, blood vessels and bones of your neck that create the core source of pain. As such, a thorough examination of the articular, muscular and neurovascular structures of your cervical spine are required for an accurate diagnosis.

Women are statistically found to be four times more likely than men to be subject to cervicogenic headaches. Overall, about three percent of the general population is prone to this painful condition, which is sometimes brought about by trauma to the head and neck. Unlike migraines, the pain of a cervicogenic headache is usually on one side of your head and doesn’t alternate. It is often triggered by your neck movements, or sustained awkward neck positions, such as looking up or looking behind.

How Will You Diagnose and Treat My Pain from Cervicogenic Headaches?

By definition, a cervicogenic headache is referred pain, which is pain perceived in your head from a source in your neck and is something caused by another illness or physical condition. For instance, in the case of cervicogenic headaches, the trigger is quite frequently a neck disorder or lesion. Cervicogenic headaches do not respond well to migraine medications. A migraine misdiagnosis will therefore not resolve your pain, as correct treatment needs to be focused on the removal of the source of it.

Interventional treatment, such as cervical facet joint block, and botulinum toxin injections, can often provide effective pain relief. The professionals at Florida Pain and Rehabilitation are cervicogenic headache pain authorities, led by Dr. YiLi Zhou, a Harvard-trained, board-certified pain specialist, and neurologist. We can diagnose your condition and help you with interventional pain management treatment for cervicogenic headache pain.

How Much Will it Cost to Treat My Cervicogenic Headache Pain in Ocala?

Patients with cervicogenic headache often have histories of head and neck trauma. Quite often upon physical examination, pressure on the base of the head and upper cervical spine joints will give evidence of considerable pain, and they may trigger headaches. At Florida Pain and Rehabilitation, we understand that each patient’s condition is unique, which is why we take the time to develop a personalized interventional pain management plan. As a result, your costs will vary based on your unique needs. During your consultation, we will provide you with the specific cost for your customized pain management plan.

We accept most major insurance providers, including the majority of workers’ compensation plans. We also welcome all standard forms of payment, in addition to offering convenient financing and payment plans to make pain management affordable for all of our patients. If you’re in pain, contact us now to set up your appointment, and as long as your insurance doesn’t require authorization from your primary care physician, we can offer you either same day or next day scheduling.

With locations in Lake City, Ocala, and Lady Lake, top-rated Florida Pain and Rehabilitation Center is a leader in treating severe discomfort among residents in Gainesville, The Villages, and the surrounding communities, using the latest pain management techniques and procedures available. Our patients benefit from a faster recovery period, and lower risk of complications caused by your cervicogenic headache. Contact us today!

Meet the FLPNR Team

  • YiLi Zhou, MD, Ph.D
  • Bohdan Warycha, MD
  • Hoang (Wayne) T. Vu, DO
  • Heather Shaw, PA-C
  • Vinh-Loc Nguyen, PA-C
  • Irene Aponte Moreno, NP
  • Sunny Park, NP
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Neurologist in Ocala, FL

YiLi Zhou, MD, Ph.D.

Harvard-Trained, Board-Certified Pain Specialist and Neurologist.

Dr. Zhou graduated from Wenzhou Medical College, China in 1982 with training in both modern western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. He had neurology fellowship training at Shanghai Medical School, specializing in EMG/NCV and evoked potential studies. He served as an attending neurologist in China.

Dr. Zhou came to the USA in 1991. He obtained Ph. D. degree in psychology at Kent State University. He then went to Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, where he served as a chief resident in neurology and worked with Dr. Robert J. Schwartzman, a world renowned RSD expert.

Doctor of Medicine in Ocala, FL

Bohdan Warycha, MD.

Dr. Warycha is board certified by both the American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. After graduating from New York University in 1997 with a degree in Biochemistry, he then earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Ross University School of Medicine in 2002. Dr. Warycha completed two years of General Surgical training prior to completing his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, where he served as chief resident in 2008-09.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in Ocala, FL

Hoang (Wayne) T. Vu, DO

Dr. Hoang (Wayne) T. Vu is board certified by both the American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Vu earned his degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California in 2003. He finished his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency in 2007 as a Chief Resident at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL.

Physician Assistant in Ocala, FL

Heather Shaw, PA-C

Ms. Heather Shaw is a NCCPA certified Physician Assistant and is licensed by the State of Florida Department of Health. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from St Leo University in 2001. She also received an Associate’s Degree in EMS and completed Critical Care Training.

Physician Assistant in Ocala, FL

Vinh-Loc Nguyen, PA-C

Mr. Vinh-Loc Nguyen is a NCCPA certified Physician Assistant and is licensed by the State of Florida Department of Health. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from University of Florida in 1994. He had a successful career in the financial industry before returning to his true passion for medicine.

Nurse Practitioner in Ocala, FL

Irene Aponte Moreno, NP

Ms. Irene Aponte Moreno is an Adult-Gerontology certified Nurse Practitioner and licensed by the State of Florida Department of Health. In 2014, she received her Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of South Alabama. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Jacksonville State University in December of 2006. In 2003, she received an Associates of Arts degree from Southwestern Michigan College. She also completed an Associate degree in Informatics from the University Institute Antonio Jose de Sucre located in Lara State, Venezuela.

Nurse Practitioner in Ocala, FL

Sunny Park, NP

Ms. Sunny Park is an AANP and ANCC certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, licensed by the State of Florida Department of Health. She graduated with Summa Cum Laude with Bachelor of Arts in Drawing from Southern Illinois University in 1999. She pursued nursing career and graduated with Associate of Science in Nursing in 2007 and started working as a registered nurse in Cardiovascular ICU in St.Luke’s Medical Center. She continued with her education and graduated with Magna Cum Laude obtaining Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2010 from Cardinal Stritch University. During her nursing education, she was awarded multiple scholarships including the Lamplight scholarship by Milwaukee Nurses Association.

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Florida Pain and Rehabilitation Center
Lake City
440 SW Perimeter Glen
Lake City, FL 32025
Florida Pain and Rehabilitation Center
Ocala
1910 SW 18th Court, #200
Ocala, FL 34471
Florida Pain and Rehabilitation Center
Lady Lake
918 Rolling Acres Rd,
Unit 102
Lady Lake, FL 32159

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