About Us

At Advanced Spine Pain Solutions our physicians are double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management and trained to offer the most advanced and compassionate care possible. That’s why at Advanced Spine Solutions our doctors perform not only the initial interview and examination, but also frequent follow up interviews for re-assessment along with specialty trained staff. Our physician’s provide comprehensive interventional spine & pain management services by performing scientifically proven interventions in a state of the art facility using up-to-date data and research. Because in pain medicine, precision plays a major role in patient outcomes, our physicians continually improve their skills with workshops, training, and continuing medical education to ensure we offer only the best and safest care possible to our patients. We are proud to offer both fluoroscopically and ultrasound guided precision interventions at Advanced Spine Pain Solutions.

Our team of nurses, medical assistants, receptionists, and administrative staff work to ensure that our physician’s have the necessary information for your evaluation and care. You can count on us, with your permission and help, to search for and find all relevant diagnostic examinations including MRI and radiographs as well as pertinent medical records to maximize your treatment options and care.

Our Doctors

Dr. Marte A. Martinez

Dr. Marte A. Martinez

Dr. Martinez is an Interventional Spine and Pain Medicine physician who focuses on the eradication of pain utilizing the most advanced interventional pain management techniques and treatments available.

Dr. Marte A. Martinez is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He grew up just south of Laredo in McAllen, TX. Upon completion of his medical training in Dallas, TX at the prestigious University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Martinez studied and trained in Anesthesiology at The Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, OK. During residency training, he presented his research in neuromodulation and anesthesiology at various national and international meetings. He also served as the national resident member to the Chronic Pain Management committee for the American Society of Anesthesiology. Upon completion of his Anesthesiology Residency, he attended The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio where he completed his Interventional Pain Management Fellowship training. Dr. Martinez currently serves as an educator for Dannemiller teaching vertebral augmentation techniques. He continues to collaborate with an international team performing neuromodulation research. Dr. Martinez is an expert in neuromodulation having published multiple articles on the subject and is also well versed in ultrasound-guided interventions, which are cutting edge for the delivery of targeted intra-articular and soft tissue injections. He is an active member in numerous professional societies. Dr. Martinez is married to his college sweetheart, Adrianna, and is the proud father of two girls, Eva Isabel and Ana Sophia. In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors and is an avid fisherman and hunter. Dr. Martinez believes in a team approach where both the physician and patient each do their part to achieve the goal of a fully functioning patient and restoration of a productive member of society.

Dr. Asif Ali

Dr. Asif Ali

Dr. Ali earned his undergraduate degree at Baylor University in Waco, TX and subsequent Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences. At the Texas Tech University Medical Center, he completed a residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in pain medicine mentored by a world-renowned pain specialist, Dr. Miles Day.

Under the tutelage of Dr. Day, Dr. Ali honed his ability to tailor treatment plans to individuals. This is crucial because, although some patients may have similar issues, the circumstances around every patient’s life will vary. As an osteopathic physician, Dr. Ali takes a whole-body approach to treatment and care. Emphasis is placed on facilitating the body’s natural ability to heal. Thus, it is only natural that a patient’s environment, lifestyle, and tendencies be taken into account when determining the best course of action.

Osteopaths such as Dr. Ali assume a much more hands-on approach to patient care, prioritizing physical therapy and dealing with the psychological aspects of pain and maintain the intuition to properly administer medication and interventional therapy. This allows him to get to the root of a problem and work his way up through the hierarchy of treatment options, resulting in greater long-term patient satisfaction. This is in stark contrast to the short-term, symptomatic approach that has run rampant in the medical community for too long.

In his free time, Dr. Ali enjoys spending time with his wife and toddler, and what little time remains is usually spent running baseline cuts and slip-screens on the basketball court or reading the works of Mitch Albom.

Our Staff

Monica I. Morales, MOS

Monica I. Morales, MOS

Administration/Office Manager

Dora E. Carranza, LVN

Dora E. Carranza, LVN

Clinical Supervisor

Luis Cabrera

Luis Cabrera

Medical Assistant

Stephenie Cervera

Stephenie Cervera

Medical Assistant

Antonio Moreno

Antonio Moreno

Medical Assistant

Diana Almanza

Diana Almanza

Medical Assistant

Alejandro Veliz

Alejandro Veliz

Medical Assistant

Viridiana Riojas

Viridiana Riojas

Medical Assistant

Denise Esquivel

Denise Esquivel

Medical Assistant

Nahomi Torres

Nahomi Torres

Medical Assistant

Juan Longoria

Juan Longoria

Medical Assistant

Selina Rodriguez

Selina Rodriguez

Office Clerk

Chelsea Lopez

Chelsea Lopez

Office Clerk

Lupita Rios

Lupita Rios

Dismissing Clerk

Kimberly Macias

Kimberly Macias

Billing

Gladys Guerra

Gladys Guerra

Referral Specialist

Tina Garcia

Tina Garcia

Receptionist

Claudia Hernandez

Claudia Hernandez

Receptionist