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Percutaneous Disc Decompression in Ocala, FL

The pain from a herniated or protruding disc can be intense and debilitating. 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 pain originating in your spine through percutaneous disc decompression.

How Will Percutaneous Disc Decompression Bring Me Pain Relief?

Your vertebral column provides support for the upper body as well as protection for your spinal cord. Between your vertebrae are invertebral discs that act as shock absorbers. These discs are made from a jellylike material designed to handle the compression experienced by your spine when you sit, stand, walk or run. Protected by layer upon layer of collagen fibers tightly packed together, they make for a very tough and resilient structure that keeps your spinal movements strong and fluid. Nevertheless, our vertebrae discs can wear out over time or become damaged, resulting in cracks and tears, which are called fissures. Alternatively, individual discs can even start to bulge out, resulting in protruding discs. When this happens, intense pain can very often result.

Typically performed on an outpatient basis, percutaneous disc decompression is a minimally invasive yet highly effective treatment for back pain caused by a contained herniated disc. An excellent alternative to more invasive procedures such as an open discectomy, percutaneous disc decompression has been shown to be an extremely effective intervention strategy for patients suffering from small disc herniations. Let Florida Pain and Rehabilitation Center help you manage your back pain brought on by a contained herniated or protruding disc through a percutaneous disc decompression.

How Will You Diagnose and Treat My Pain with Percutaneous Disc Decompression?

Your spine is made up of 33 interlocking bones, or vertebrae, which are connected by fibrous bands called ligaments. It is divided into five regions, namely the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral, and coccygeal zones. Most patients don’t realize how important their spine is to every move they make until they suffer from a herniated or protruding disc. But the good news is that the majority of patients who do undergo percutaneous discectomy from Florida Pain and Rehabilitation Center describe being absolutely delighted with their results from this treatment modality.

In the case of lower back pain that is caused by a contained herniated or protruding disc, percutaneous disc decompression can alleviate pressure on a compressed nerve by directly excising the disc that is pushing against the nerve root. Decompressing the nucleus of the disc is a proven technique for relieving disc herniation and for treating the pain symptoms it causes. The minimally- invasive nature of percutaneous disc decompression provides compelling advantages over more invasive procedures such as open surgery. The procedure permits contained herniated discs to be excised with minimal disturbance to your surrounding skin and muscles, which promotes a shorter recovery and lowers your risks of complications.

The professionals at Florida Pain and Rehabilitation are authorities when it comes to alleviating pain brought about by disc disorders, such as a contained herniated disc or a protruding disc with percutaneous disc decompression. 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 disc pain with percutaneous disc decompression. During your consultation, we will review your procedure in detail, in addition to answering any questions you may have.

How Much Will it Cost to Treat My Pain from Percutaneous Disc Decompression in Ocala?

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 that may include percutaneous disc decompression. 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 pain conditions for 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 a contained herniated disc or protruding disc through percutaneous disc decompression. 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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