• 2018 Annual Meeting
    “Balanced Approaches to Acute and Chronic Pain”
    Sept 21-23, 2018 | Atlanta, Georgia

    Our 32nd Annual Meeting will take place in Atlanta this year, from September 21 – 23. We will explore balanced approaches to acute and chronic pain which affects healthcare practitioners. Attendees will be provided with practical, exportable solutions that can be immediately implemented in their daily practice.

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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!

Personality Disorders: Recognition and Management in a Pain Clinic

Patients with moderate-to-severe personality disorders (PD) Are frequently seen in medical practices. It is increasingly important to recognize, limit and manage those with aggressive types of PD. Likewise, it is crucial to recognize those who fit the bipolar spectrum. In particular, the mild end of the spectrum is often missed. The clinical stakes for missing bipolar are enormous. This article delves into recognizing and managing patients whose pain treatment is complicated by psychological concerns.

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Thrown Off the Pendulum

In the two years that have passed since the CDC Opioid Guideline was released, many pain management thought leaders have conceptualized this guideline as a pendulum that was to swing patient care from an extreme of opioid permissiveness to a more thoughtful middle-ground of opioid allowance within limitations. That middle ground was supposed to permit opioid prescribing in chronic pain for well-selected and well vetted patients whose dosing is within reasonable limits. Are the guidelines working?

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Medication Overuse Headache: Inaccurate and Overdiagnosed

Medication overuse headache (MOH) is very frequently diagnosed; however, the MOH diagnosis is often overused. Patients are labeled as having MOH when what they actually suffer from are refractory headaches, without medication overuse (MO). Current diagnostic criteria for MOH only require abortive medication use on 10 or 15 days of each month (depending upon the medication). No evidence is needed showing that the abortive actually causes an increase in headache.

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Support Southern Pain Society!

Our corporate members listed below help to further the Society's mission. We are grateful for their participation.

Medtronic
Stryker
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.
Compass Laboratory Services
Nevro