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Phantom Limb & Stump Pain in Ocala, FL

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 phantom limb and stump pain. For those patients suffering from phantom limb and stump pain, we believe in providing you with high quality, individualized interventional pain management treatment.

What Causes My Phantom Limb and Stump Pain?

Continuing pain of an amputated limb often occurs soon after surgery. We feel the pain when receptors send electrical signals along nerves to the spinal cord and brain. In some cases, these signals can still be sent, even when the limb to which they were originally connected is no longer present. These pains of misfiring nerve impulses are at times related to a certain physical movements, changes in the weather, or as the result of an emotional stress.

The condition is more common in those cases where a patient has suffered from chronic pain in the limb, prior to the loss of it. In fact, the pain is often described by patients as being similar to the sensations they had felt in the limb before amputation. Maybe it’s time to make Florida Pain and Rehabilitation, your premier provider of comprehensive, multidisciplinary solutions for phantom limb and stump pain. We bring world-class expertise in the use of new therapies for the treatment of phantom-limb pain, which all involve trying to change the signals from your brain or spinal cord.

How Will You Diagnose and Treat My Phantom Limb and Stump Pain?

Frequently, phantom-limb pain is experienced at the end of an amputated limb. It may be accompanied by the feeling of telescoping, which is the experience or sensation of the retraction of the phantom towards the remaining limb. Mixed signals from your brain or spinal cord can cause phantom limb pain, because while your extremity is no longer there, your nerve endings at the amputation site will nevertheless continue to send pain signals to your brain.

The professionals at Florida Pain and Rehabilitation are phantom limb and stump 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 phantom limb and stump pain. Dr. Zhou is committed to providing his patients with truly integrated treatment for acute, chronic or intractable pain arising from phantom limb pain. People are often reluctant to tell anyone that they are experiencing phantom limb sensations out of fear or embarrassment. Even so, it is important to report these pains as soon as you begin to experience them. Several categories of drugs in combination with non-medication treatments seem to be most effective, with the goal being to modify the chemical messengers that are relaying pain in the form of signals to your brain.

How Much Will it Cost to Treat My Phantom Limb and Stump Pain in Ocala?

For phantom-limb pain management, you may take medications directed specifically toward interrupting the pain signals in your brain or spinal cord, as well as using certain non-medication therapies that also work on your brain’s interpretation of these signals. At Florida Pain and Rehabilitation, we understand that each patient’s phantom limb and stump pain 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 phantom limb and stump pain. 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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Locations

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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