About Southern Pain Specialists

Kenneth G. Varley is the Medical Director of Southern Pain Specialists.  Dr. Varley is a highly respected physician with patients traveling from all over the country to see him.  He is an 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.  Some of his qualifications include:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Section of Anesthesia (1983),
  • Board Certified in Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology (1983)
  • Special Qualifications in Critical Care Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology (1986)
  • Special Qualifications in Pain Management by the American Board of Anesthesiology (1993)
  • Board-Certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine (1996)
  • Fellow of The American Board of Minimally Invasive Spinal Medicine (2000)
  • Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (2004)
  • World Institute of Pain

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 most highly educated and experienced pain management specialists in the country, Dr. Varley delivers results with compassion and diligence.

Dr. Varley and the team at Southern Pain Specialists are accepting new patients. To schedule a consultation, call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment now.


Words from our patients

  • Healthgrades

    "I have been seeing Dr. Varley for pain and severe spinal problems for several years. He has been able to help me deal with the chronic pain without narcotics."

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "I have been Dr. Varley's patient for many years! With his help I was able to continue working for many years. He and his staff are extremely caring."

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Varley has a great bedside manner and takes time to explain everything to me. Hope he keeps working a few more years. He has been a miracle worker for me."

    Verified Patient


Southern Pain Specialists
7500 Hugh Daniel Dr.
Birmingham, AL 35242
Phone: 205-551-2895
Fax: (205)-995-0635

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