• 37th Annual Meeting
    September 29 – October 1, 2023

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We educate you.

Our members enjoy quality pain management education through our annual regional and district meetings.

We advocate for you.

SPS works through our districts and at a regional level to advocate for pain management policy to enhance your patient care.

We inform you.

Our members receive our quarterly newsletter plus additional posts through our blog to stay informed on the practice of management.

Stay informed with our latest pain management articles!

President’s Message: Looking Forward

Thomas Davis, MD Welcome to 2023!  Each new year is a chance to put into perspective the past year, and begin anew with plans to build upon the foundation laid by our predecessors. Harry Gould, MD, our immediate past president, with the help of our board, Lori Postal our executive director, our vendors, sponsors, and […] Read More

 (Proposed) World Headache Society’s Definition for Refractory Migraine

Lawrence Robbins, MD Abstract To expand the current description of refractory migraine, the World Headache Society advocates the use of both simple and complex definitions. Simple would be for the general use of patients and support groups, and complex for research and clinical purposes. These definitions include the roles of preventive and abortive medications, non-medication […] Read More

Refractory Head, Neck, and Facial Pain due to Cervicomedullary-Junction Glioma Relieved with Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blockade

Wilkinson, A.J., Ege, E., Osborne, A., Driver, L., Chai, T.  Abstract The management of head, neck, and facial pain due to oncologic origin in patients is difficult and often undertreated. Many patients experience pain refractory to common treatment modalities, both non-interventional and interventional.1, 3 The sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) is considered to be the autonomic hub […] Read More

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