SMART INSTITUTE ADDS SPINE SERVICES

June 26, 2001

FORT WORTH, Texas â?? Searching for the right treatment for back and neck problems can literally and figuratively be a pain for patients and their physicians alike.

People who suffer from acute or chronic back or neck pain can now find solutions to their problem, whatever its cause, through a new comprehensive resource for treatment. The Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation of Texas (SMART) Institute has expanded its rehabilitation medicine services to include a cross-specialty Spine Institute.

The Spine Institute of Fort Worth boasts the areaâ??s largest group of physicians and rehabilitation specialists dedicated to the treatment of spine injuries.

Composed of orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, psychologists, osteopathic manipulative specialists, and physical and occupational therapists, the Spine Institute is set to become the areaâ??s leading provider of comprehensive medical care for chronic back pain, injury and disc disease.

Other specialty services include electrodiagnostics, biofeedback, pool therapy, impairment ratings, osteopathic manipulative treatment, physical and occupational therapy and orthopedic spine surgery. Services also include hospital and outpatient care.

Trey Fulp, D.O., is medical director of the Spine Institute.

“Because low back pain causes 60 to 80 percent of Americans pain at some point in their lives, there is a great need for a facility dedicated to the treatment of back or neck pain,” said Dr. Fulp. “The Spine Institute is the premier facility in the Fort Worth area for such treatment.”

For information or to make an appointment, call the Spine Institute at 817-377-3422.

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