Welcome to the Texas Pain Society

The Texas Pain Society is a non-profit organization of over 350 pain practitioners that are involved in acute and chronic pain management of patients in Texas. The Texas Pain Society represents the practice of pain medicine in Texas with a seat on the Texas Medical Association's House of Delegates.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life of Texans who suffer from pain.

 Did you know September was Pain Awareness Month in Texas!! 


In early August I wrote a letter to Governor Abbott outlining substantial supportive data and details requesting that he proclaim September as Pain Awareness Month in Texas. 

To my most pleasant surprise, the enclosed document arrived in my mailbox!  

This proclamation is a direct result of the efforts of Texas Pain Society to promote and facilitate improvements in Texas public policy, education, research, and access to and provision of excellent clinical pain care.  

Thank you to all of you for all that you do individually and collectively.  FORWARD ! 

Larry Driver, MD
President, Texas Pain Society  







In October 2014, the Texas Pain Foundation became operational as a 501c3 nonprofit charitable organization. Unlike the Texas Pain Society, a 501c6 organization, the Foundation focuses only on education and research and CAN accept unrestricted educational grants but CANNOT engage in lobbying. 

The aims and objectives of the Foundation are to advance the art and science of pain medicine in Texas. 

I hope you make a donation to the Foundation to assist in staff recruitment and program development in 2016.

As we look to the year ahead, educational activities about pain and its treatment are more crucial than ever and I hope you will make a donation to support our work.

With your donations, the Texas Pain Foundation will continue to work towards educational efforts about pain medicine and pain treatments.

 Thank you for your consideration of this request.

James E. Heavner, DVM, PhD Texas Pain Foundation Chair and  other Board of Directors members, Richard Hurley, MD and Graves Owen, MD  and Cheryl Crenshaw and Krista DuRapau, Executive Director.