Interventional Pain Management

Located in Birmingham, AL

11875115_1645063975739963_2068836558251204630_o (1)

Kenneth G. Varley


Some of his qualifications include:

● Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Section of Anesthesia 

● Board-certified in Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology 

● Special Qualifications in Critical Care Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology

● Special Qualifications in Pain Management by the American Board of Anesthesiology

● Board-Certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine

● Fellow of The American Board of Minimally Invasive Spinal Medicine

● Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice

● World Institute of Pain

Expert in the Pain Specialist Community with over 35 years of experience. Dr. Varley serves as the President of the Alabama Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

Our Services


Back Pain

Radiofrequency Ablation


Vertebral Compression Fracture

Ketamine Treatments

Nerve Block


Peripheral Neuropathy

Why Choose Us?

Southern Pain Specialists in Birmingham, Alabama, is an interventional pain management clinic offering treatment for vertebral compression fractures, sciatica, back pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, and peripheral neuropathy. Led by pain management specialist Kenneth Varley, MD, the team provides personalized and precision diagnosis and treatment of pain conditions using many state-of-the-art treatment modalities, in addition to a physical examination under fluoroscopy (a real-time video x-ray) or ultrasound aids in the precision diagnosis of the cause of your pain.

Dr. Varley and the team at Southern Pain Specialists treat every patient as an individual with unique medical needs and health concerns. They strive to never rush visits, and patients receive the time and resources to help them make informed decisions about their care options. Dr. Varley dedicates himself to providing the highest-quality and most effective pain management options available so that patients can have the best experience possible while recovering from their pain.

Dr. Varley offers many diagnostic tests and treatments in the office and is also affiliated with the local hospital St. Vincent’s Birmingham for more complex procedures. As one of the country’s most highly educated and experienced pain management specialists, Dr. Varley delivers results with compassion and diligence.


What Our Patients Say

William Lucy

Amazing staff! Dr. Varley is very careful and attentive. Everyone seems genuinely concerned about your comfort and how you are doing after a procedure. They even put in a lot of effort to fill my pain pump for me when I moved to Birmingham. I was having to drive to Slidell, Louisiana, to get it filled every month! They have saved me the 660-mile round trip. I am very grateful to and for them!

Marie House

Dr Varley and his staff are very caring and polite. I always have a good experience when I go in. It is so hard to find doctors that truly care about their patients more so than a paycheck. I have to travel a little way to get to his office from my home but it is definitely worth the trip to have him treat my illnesses. I am thankful to have found him and his staff.

Kate Underhill

Dr. Varley and his team are incredibly friendly, helpful, and go above and beyond for their patients. Unlike other pain care centers, they take the time to address all concerns, providing personalized and attentive care. From the receptionist to the anesthesiologist, everyone is kind and caring. The clean and organized office, along with the genuine interest in getting to know patients, makes the experience truly exceptional. A true blessing!

Rebecca Belcher

Dr.Varley is a great doctor!! He's Very thorough in working with patients, he asks questions and lets you ask any question you my be worried about. Dr.Varley's staff is Absolutely Wonderful!! MS.Candice the Receptionist is the sweetest. I would give 10 stars if I could.

John Monreno

The doctor and his support staff were absolutely amazing. The communication that I got from the doctor was better than any that I have had from a physician in the past 15 years. I will definitely be back in highly. Recommend this group to anyone needing to alleviate pain.

James Aiken

For my first visit it was a great experience, the doctors and staff are all very nice and considerate. Dr. Varley takes the time to listen to you without rushing in order to get a plan in place. I’m so glad I found them and look forward to improving my health with their help.

Patient Resources

Comparing DEXA Scans with Other Body Composition Tests

Introduction to Body Composition Tests Understanding your body composition is essential for assessing your overall health and fitness. Body composition tests measure the percentages of fat, muscle, and bone in your body. Several methods are available, each with its advantages and limitations. This guide will compare DEXA scans with other common body composition tests to…
Read More
body composition test

Beyond BMI: Exploring Body Composition tests with Dexa Scans

When understanding our health and fitness levels, the scale and the Body Mass Index (BMI) have long been the go-to measures. However, they don’t tell the full story. Enter body composition tests, a more nuanced way to assess your health by breaking down your body into its core components: fat, muscle, and bone. This type…
Read More
pain management and rehabilitation

Why Dexa Scans Are Essential for Pain Management and Rehabilitation

Pain management and rehabilitation are crucial steps in the journey toward healing and improved quality of life for individuals experiencing chronic pain or recovering from injuries. In this context, Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scans emerge as a pivotal tool. Let’s dive into why DEXA scans are indispensable in pain management and rehabilitation. Understanding DEXA Scans…
Read More

Ready to Take Control of Your Pain?

Experience personalized care at Southern Pain Specialists. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Kenneth Varley today.