• 2017 Annual Meeting
    “From Head to Toe: A Combined Chronic Pain and Headache Meeting”
    Sept 8-10, 2017 | New Orleans, Louisiana

    Our 2017 Annual Meeting will be a collaborative effort between the Southern Pain and Southern Headache Societies. Join us in New Orleans at the Astor Crowne Plaza September 8 - 10, 2017 where we will examine controversies in chronic pain and headache management affecting 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!

SPS President’s Newsletter Column – Summer 2017

One of the ways I like to unwind is to watch HBO on my cellphone or tablet. Whether it’s Real Time, Last Week Tonight, Westworld, or Game of Thrones, I am captivated by HBO’s shows! One show, VICE – and its online companion, VICE News –  has recently featured several stories that have to do with opioids and pain management. The stories do a great job of capturing the multi-faceted aspects of this issue. They also show how strict and unyielding policy solutions to current controversies in opioid-based pain management can make misery out of the lives of countless people.

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Functional Restoration: Use, Value & Structure – Newsletter

The Opioid Epidemic has forced providers and insurers to re-evaluate the way chronic pain is treated both short and long term. As a result, there has been a renewed interest in non-medical based treatments that restore pain patients, particularly injured workers, to health and optimal function. Chronic pain is a common presentation in work injury. Functional restoration is a non-medication based option that can restore patients with pain to higher function and return to work. True functional restoration includes Cognitive Based Therapy (CBT) and intensive physical therapy.

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20 Years of the Integrative Healing Arts Network – Newsletter

News reports are replete with stories about the problems of opioid use disorder (OUD) and overdose deaths.  The Healing Arts Network of New Hanover Regional Medical Center has a successful 20-year track record of managing pain with a multi-modal approach, including a variety of medications, {appropriate use of opioids, non-opioid analgesics, co-analgesic agents) and non-pharmacologic interventions.  Many people may be interested in non-pharmacologic interventions but don’t know much about them, where to find practitioners or how to afford them. 

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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
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