About Us

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Get to Know Our Pain Management Doctor

Kenneth Varley, MD, is an experienced and compassionate interventional pain management specialist in Birmingham, Alabama. As the founder of Southern Pain Specialists, Dr. Varley offers a variety of diagnostic tests and treatments for osteoporosis, vertebral compression fractures, sciatica, back pain, arthritis, and peripheral neuropathy. With more than 20 years of experience as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain management physician, Dr. Varley provides action to achieve long-lasting pain relief.

Our Founder & Provider:

Dr. Kenneth Varley

Dr. Varley completed his medical studies at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He then did his training in internal medicine before finishing his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Varley has obtained subspecialty certification in critical care medicine and pain management through the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Varley moved to the Birmingham area in 1996 and established his private practice, Southern Pain Specialists, on November 1st, 1997.

Dr. Varley is a fellow of the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians and Interventional Pain Practice of the World Institute of Pain. He is a certified anesthesiology consultant through the American Board of Anesthesiology and the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Pain Medicine, and the American Board of Minimally Invasive Spinal Medicine advanced therapeutic treatments, including radiofrequency nerve ablation and spinal cord stimuli.

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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.

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