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Southern Pain Specialists

Southern Pain Specialists is a multidisciplinary group of professionals committed to the compassionate understanding of patients in pain and to the scientific assessment, diagnosis and treatment of pain related disorders. Our Board Certified Pain Medicine physicians specialize in minimally invasive treatment of mechanical, discogenic and neuropathic conditions of the spine.

It is our commitment to provide the best treatment available anywhere. We use state-of-the art diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. This approach, combined with behavioral medicine (medical psychology) treatment allows us to return patients to their optimum functional ability.

Southern Pain Specialists offers an exclusive fluoroscopy equipped in-office procedure suite, which allows patients to be treated on site, in quiet, relaxed surroundings.

Our goals:

  1. To work with patients with acute and chronic.
  2. To identify and understand the causes of pain
  3. To advance methods for reducing or eliminating pain.
  4. To help patients in pain return to more normal lives.

Southern Pain Specialists is a group of dedicated professionals, committed to the goal of reducing your pain and enabling you to take back the control of your life. Each member of your treatment team contributes valuable skills that are essential to the treatment process.

Schedule Appointment

Have questions? Need to set up an appointment? Our friendly staff of pain management professionals is only a phone call away. Call us to set up your next appointment.

(205) 995-9967
Patient Forms

Occasionally we need patients to fill out certain forms before appointments and procedures. Click the button below to find the patient forms you need for your next visit.

Our Hours

When it comes to solutions for chronic and acute pain, Southern Pain Specialists strives to help as many people we can overcome their pain without depending solely on narcotics.

Tue - Fri7:30am - 4:30pm
Sat - SunClosed
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Diagnostic Services

Southern Pain Specialists offer the best in pain management diagnostic procedures like:



Instead of focusing solely on narcotic-based “management”, Southern Pain Specialists opts to find solutions for your pain like:

  • Epidural Steroid Injections

  • Facet Injections

  • Intradiscal Electro Thermal Therapy (IDET)

  • Radiofrequency Neural Ablation

  • Viscosupplementation (Orthovisc) for chronic knee pain

  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections

  • Vertebral Augmentation (Vertebroplasty /Kyphoplasty

  • Therapeutic Sympathetic Neural Block

  • Therapeutic injections of major joints

  • Kyphoplasty
We Believe In Curing

Body And Mind

Patients with painful conditions that have lasted more than 6 months, frequently react to their suffering by being upset, by developing non-constructive behaviors, and by loss of quality of life. These are natural consequences of long-term suffering, but if undetected or left unaddressed, these emotional and behavioral reactions to pain can result in an aggravation of the painful condition, further loss of quality of life, and eventual disability.

Sophisticated medical psychology methods enable us to predict, with a high degree of accuracy, which patients will do well with a certain treatment option. The intent in medical psychology evaluations is three-pronged:

  1. Reduce suffering by preventing unnecessary surgeries on patients who are likely to have poor surgical outcomes;
  2. Reduce healthcare costs, but recommending the best treatment options for each patient;
  3. Help design the best comprehensive treatment program possible for patients with chronic pain.
Dr. Kenneth Varley

Dr. Kenneth Varley, M.D. F.R.C.P.C

Anesthesiologist/ Pain Specialist


Dr. Kenneth G. Varley received his medical education at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. After training in Internal Medicine, he completed his residency training in Anesthesiology at the University of Florida.

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Meet Our Doctor

It is the intent of our practice to diagnose our patients properly and then guide them toward the best possible treatment or treatments available. Frequently, a concerted effort by many disciplines is required in order for the patient to experience a major reduction in their pain and for them to regain a foothold in good quality life.

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Our Treatments

Medical Psychology Treatment

By working with our clinical psychology professionals, we can show you how to best prevent dependency on narcotics to treat your pain.

Psychophysiological Self-Regulation Training

Using integrated education, research, and clinical care to manage pain, we give you the tools you need to succeed in living as pain-free as possible.

Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Health Psychology Services

 We provide a wide array of specialized psychological services for promoting health and wellness, and for serving clients with both acute and chronic pain.

Pain Management Training and Therapy

At Southern Pain Specialists, we help cure the cause of your pain and help prevent it from returning.

Stress Evaluation and Management Training

Understanding your triggers and how your body reacts is key to successful pain management and treatment.

Coping Skills Training

 Our treatments specialize in modifying dysfunctional beliefs as well as improving coping skills, such as distraction.

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