About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to be an industry leader in the delivery of natural healing
through innovation, excellence in service, the highest standard of care, and
unparalleled compassion for our patients.

Our Leadership Team

Our leadership team, with over 45 years of combined experience running and operating small businesses, has built
an institution that we are confident checks off all the boxes. The philosophy is simple…take care of every single
patient how you would want your parent, spouse, and/or child taken care of if they were a patient with Texas
Nerve and Spine. As so many patients who have already been with Texas Nerve and Spine will testify, “When you
are a patient here, you are always treated like you are part of their family”! Of course a family-like culture would
be so important to our Leadership Team… they actually are family! Texas Nerve and Spine, since its inception over
15 years ago, has always been a family owned and operated institution!

Dr. David Martino D.C.

Dr. David Martino D.C.

Clinical Director

From an early age Dr. Martino had an intense interest in health and anatomy. This interest manifested into a passion and love for such things as athletics, physical fitness and academics. Towards the end of his high school years, it became more and more evident to Dr. Martino, a career in healthcare is what he needed to pursue. After being accepted into several health care institutions across the country, Dr. Martino chose Life University in Georgia, with one of the premier health and wellness Doctoral programs in the world. Dr. Martino proudly graduated with honors from Life University in 2003.

While attending Life University, the nervous system and neurological disorders were of special interest to Dr. Martino. After graduation, Dr. Martino chose to follow his interests and study under some of the
most renowned nerve and health experts in the world. Post graduate studies also included clinical neuroscience and functional neurology with the Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Martino actively speaks around the country at various educational seminars highlighting his ideology and methodology for rebuilding his patient’s health, rather than masking and treating their symptoms. He also mentors other professionals by serving as a member of externship and preceptorship programs. Along with his passion for neurology, Dr. Martino has a special interest and passion for Nutrition and the principles of healthy living.

When he’s not at the office or at a speaking engagement, Dr. Martino can be found spending time with his beautiful wife Susan, their three wonderful children, and their lively Giant Schnauzer “Brando”. With a love for the outdoors, Dr. Martino’s hobbies include many outdoor activities. He also enjoys organic gardening and has a passion for animal welfare.

Sue Martino

Director, Practice Operations

Growing up in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, Susan Martino was the youngest of three siblings. Susan’s parents were always huge sports enthusiasts. Susan’s father loved the sport of softball. He played it for many years during his active service with the United States Army. This love for softball rubbed off on Susan at a very young age, and thanks in part to the many years of coaching Susan’s father invested in her, Susan earned a full athletic scholarship to attend Felician College in New Jersey. At Felician College, Susan received her Bachelors in Elementary Education and earned All-American honors as a softball pitcher. Susan still holds many softball records at Felician College that have yet to be broken over 20 years later. In 2002, Susan was proudly inducted into the Elmwood Park, New Jersey Athletic Hall of
Fame for all her athletic accomplishments.

With a soft spot for young children and a strong passion for the sport of softball, after graduating college, Susan became a 2nd grade teacher at the very elementary school she and Dr. Martino attended as children and the Head Coach of the Elmwood Park High School Varsity Softball team. Susan and Dr Martino’s history together as “high school sweethearts” set the stage for a rekindling of their relationship more than 10 years after they graduated high school. As fate and destiny would have it, the second go around for these two love birds manifested into a lifetime commitment to one another when they married in 2009. Desiring a more family-oriented environment to raise children, as well as start a private healthcare practice, Susan and Dr. Martino both felt strongly Houston, Texas was the clear choice to accomplish both goals.

Susan has always prided herself on making sure the highest level of customer service is being continuously implemented at Texas Nerve and Spine. It has always been and will continue to always be of utmost importance to Susan that patient satisfaction and overall patient experience at Texas Nerve and Spine receive the highest grades.

When Susan is not in the office, Susan enjoys spending time with her family. Whether it’s teaching the kids math or passing on her love of athletics to her children, Susan never stops moving. Her hobbies include yoga [she is a certified instructor], providing softball pitching lessons to young athletes, photography/video cinematography, and just about anything fitness related.

Ben Hoffman

Business Coordinator

A graduate of Stockton University in New Jersey, Ben had his sights set on entrepreneurism and building his own business from the moment Stockton University handed him his diploma. The son of an attorney in private practice, Ben witnessed the value of being your own boss when his parents were able to frequent his high school
and college lacrosse games more often than most of his teammate’s parents. Wanting to be able to be there for his own children, the way his parents were able to be there for him, Ben originally believed his life path should include Law School so he could become an attorney in private practice just like his father. Ultimately Ben realized his passion wasn’t in law and the American legal system. Ben’s passion was in health, fitness, the human anatomy, athletic performance, and nutrition. So, the decision was made to forgo the plan to attend Law School and instead follow his passion. Having passion for something is one thing…having the skills and resources to open and operate your own business is quite another. Knowing this, Ben chose to learn the skills necessary to open his own fitness related business by
going to work for one of the more prestigious fitness/sports performance training companies in the Northeast. The Parisi Speed School, now a national franchise with over 100 locations, was in its infancy when Ben went to work for
the company in 2000. Never-the-less, Ben was confident a career with The Parisi Speed School was the best way
to acquire the skills necessary to operate his own fitness related business. From 2000 – 2007, Ben worked in every
aspect of The Parisi Speed School business to learn a diverse skill set consistent with running and operating a
fitness business. From Trainer to Training Director to Sales to Sales Director to 2x Manager of the Year, Ben dipped his toes in every single aspect of the business and soaked up as much knowledge as he possibly could. In 2007, the opportunity to start his own business and build something in his own vision presented itself. Together
with two other gentlemen, Ben and his two partners opened America’s first healthy meal delivery service and
INMOTION MEALS was born! Ben’s INMOTION MEALS vision was simple…fill the nutritional void. Having worked in the fitness business for over 10 years, Ben witnessed countless individuals fail to maximize their fitness/athletic
potential due to poor dietary habits. Ben believed if proper nutrition could be affordable, easy, flavorful, and most
of all CONVENIENT…individuals with health/fitness/sports related goals could better maximize their potential by pairing their training with his affordable, easy, flavorful, and CONVENIENT food. Before long INMOTION MEALS
was distributing over 10,000 healthy meals per month to customers in over 30 states. Everyone from soccer Moms
to high school athletes to UFC fighters to NFL players were using INMOTION Meals! Even celebrities were using
INMOTION Meals!
In 2014, Dr. David Martino and Ben, best friends for over 25 years, collaborated on some ideas that would bring
Ben to Texas to join Dr. Martino and Susan with what was then called Fort Bend Corrective Health Center. Always up for a challenge, Ben sold his stake of INMOTION Meals, packed up all his stuff, and moved to Texas for the next chapter in his entrepreneurial story. For over 8 years, Ben has called Texas his home and he would be the first to tell you, moving to Texas and joining Dr. Martino and Susan in business, has been one of the best decisions of his
life.

  • Interesting factoids about Ben…
    Ben was an NCAA Division III Lacrosse Player for Stockton University 1994-1998
  • Ben was an NCAA Division III All-Conference Lacrosse Defenseman for Stockton University
  • Ben was an NCAA Division III Lacrosse Coach for Stockton University 1998-2000
  • Ben was a competitive Bodybuilder for the National Physique Committee 1999-2003
  • Ben was the Assistant Head Lacrosse Coach for Don Bosco Preparatory 2003
  • Ben was the Personal Bodyguard for super star band The Jonas Brothers 2006-2007
  • Ben once chaperoned a date between Nick Jonas & Miley Cyrus in 2006
  • Ben has been a die-hard fan of the New York Jets for over 35 years
  • Ben is the Godfather to Dr. Martino & Susan Martino’s daughter Rose
  • Ben lives with his beloved girlfriend Erika and their two adorable twin cats Theodore and Leonardo