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Arthritis

Arthritis, a widespread condition causing joint pain and discomfort, demands specialized care. At Southern Pain Specialists in Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Kenneth Varley, MD, and our expert team offer targeted services tailored for various forms of arthritis. From degenerative osteoarthritis to inflammatory, infectious, and metabolic arthritis, we provide personalized solutions to alleviate joint pain and enhance your quality of life. Our clinic offers conservative treatments and advanced therapies, including nerve blocks and specialized injections, ensuring comprehensive care for arthritis management.

Radiofrequency Ablasion

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Sciatica

Sciatica can cause sharp and shooting pain, numbness, and tingling from your buttock to your foot. For effective relief from discomfort caused by sciatica, visit Southern Pain Specialists in Birmingham, Alabama.

Vertebral Compression Fracture

Vertebral compression fractures are a common complication of osteoporosis, affecting about 750,000 people every year. To get relief from the severe pain and complications associated with vertebral compression fractures, visit Kenneth Varley, MD, at Southern Pain Specialists.

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Nerve Block

Nerve blocks are used to diagnose and treat pain from nerves and joints associated with your lower back and neck. To learn about the benefits of nerve blocks and determine if the procedure is right for you, visit Kenneth Varley, MD, at Southern Pain Specialists.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common condition that affects about 54 million American men and women. Since it can lead to serious fractures such as vertebral compression fractures and hip fractures, prevention and early diagnosis and treatment from Southern Pain Specialists can help reduce your risk of broken bones and other complications.

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Numbness, tingling, and weakness in your arms, hands, legs, or feet may result from peripheral neuropathy. To find the cause of your peripheral neuropathy and get effective treatment, visit pain management specialist Kenneth Varley, MD, in Birmingham, Alabama.

Ketamine Treatments

Embrace a revolutionary approach to pain relief at Southern Pain Specialist, where we focus on Ketamine treatments for chronic pain. Our advanced, personalized solutions are safe, scientifically supported, and designed for quick and significant relief, including for hard-to-treat conditions. Explore the transformative potential of Ketamine in pain management.

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Additional Service

Dexa Scan

DEXA Scan lets fitness enthusiasts, athletes, and dieters measure body composition. See exactly how much body fat and muscle you have and where. Track your progress as you work through a new program. Results show you:

  • Overall body fat, lean tissue (muscle), bone weight, and percentages
  • Breakdowns for both legs, arms, and your torso
  • Visceral fat (the dangerous fat around organs) and muscle are distributed
  • Visceral fat (the dangerous fat around organs)
  • The primary advantage of DEXA Scan over other devices is that the DEXA Scan measures your actual body fat and gives you precise measurements.

The total scan takes about 7 minutes, where you’ll be lying flat on the scanning bed. The DEXA is the ‘gold standard’ body composition testing. It has the greatest precision and shorter scan times.

DEXA Scan helps identify patients at high risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures. By monitoring bone density, physicians and patients can assess risk and proactively treat the problem. 

Bone density peaks at age 30 and then decreases over time. That is why it’s important to do strength training, and weight-bearing exercise, and to include enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet.

Women are 4 times more likely to develop osteoporosis due to their lighter, thinner bones and longer life spans. Statistically, being Asian or Caucasian also puts you at higher risk. Or if you have a narrow build.

A Bone Densitometry test is used to measure how strong your bones are. It is commonly used to identify osteoporosis, a condition that causes a decrease in the density of bones resulting in fragility, and to determine a person’s risk for developing fractures. The risk for developing a fracture is determined by age, weight, and family/personal history.

DEXA is today’s established standard for measuring bone mineral density (BMD) and is most often performed on the spine, hips, or forearm.

  • Are female and older than 65.
  • If you are female, menopausal, or post-menopausal and:
  • Under the age of 45.
  • Under 65 with other risk factors.
  • Not taking estrogen.
  • Over 5 feet 7 inches tall.
  • Weigh less than 125 pounds.
  • Are male and older than 70.
  • Are male and have clinical conditions associated with bone loss.
  • Have broken a bone over the age of 50.
  • Have lost more than an inch of height.
  • Have unexplained back pain.
  • Have personal or family history of fractures, smoking, or osteoporosis.
  • Use medications that are known to cause bone loss (including corticosteroids, anti-seizure medications, and certain barbiturates or high-dose thyroid replacement drugs).
  • Have Type I Diabetes, Liver Disease, or kidney disease.
  • X-ray evidence of vertebral fracture or other signs of osteoporosis.
  • Have Thyroid conditions, such as Hyperthyroidism.
  • Parathyroid condition, such as Hyperparathyroidism.
  • High bone turnover (shows up in the form of excessive collagen in urine samples).
  • Experienced a fracture after only mild trauma.
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Ready to Take Control of Your Pain?

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