A Doctor’s Confession To His Profession … & Why I Still Do What I Do
I want to give credit where credit is due. So perhaps a confession can help clear the air so there’s no misunderstanding. Before I talk about my confession though, let me say a few other things first.
When I meet other doctors at seminars or conferences, they usually say, “Oh yeah, I know you, you’re Dr. Matt. I’ve seen your videos of emotional patient testimonials on social media.”
Six years ago, something happened that changed my life forever.
I had been renting space at a surgical center down in Buckhead, Georgia. The CFO, John Whaley, would stop by at the beginning of every month to collect the rent check. Every time he came in, our waiting room would be packed. He’d say, “Dr. Matt, what the heck are you doing over here that you have that many people waiting to see you?” I explained that we work with people who suffer from chemo induced, diabetic & peripheral neuropathy. I detail how ATL Pain Institute has developed a patent pending protocol that helps detect areas of inflammation, get to the root cause of their sensory nerve issue and then start the healing process. These patients are the worst of the worst. They have been to doctor after doctor and have found little relief in the current standard of care to treat patients with debilitating chronic pain. These are the people who don’t want to take strong addictive narcotics that only treat the symptoms but never get to the root cause of what’s causing their pain. These are also the same people who can’t afford expensive stem cell options or want to exhaust every other non invasive alternative therapy before they spend $5000 – $7000 on an expensive procedure that takes cells from another person then inject this formula into themselves. These are the same people who don’t want to opt for invasive surgery that will cut into their body with no absolute that their problem will be fixed.
Mr. Whaley said to me, “You know, I’d love to introduce you to a small company in Woodstock, Georgia that’s developed this technology. He felt that this device could help my diabetic patients. I asked him, “Well, what is it?” He replied, “It uses sound waves to help accelerate the body’s natural healing abilities.” I was like, “Bullshit.” How do sound waves help a patient suffering with chronic unbearable pain? John suggested we visit the company’s headquarters. There I met CEO John Warlick, he was one of the top authorities in the world on lithotripsy & could better explain how this small company had stumbled upon this futuristic healing machine somewhat serendipitously.
My first treatment was transformational.
Before I can tell you about my first genuine lithotripsy treatment, we have to rewind 11 years to my chiropractic office in Geneva, NY. I’ll never forget the evening. It had been a long day in my clinic. I had two more patients to work with and then I could head home to have dinner with my lovely wife Sherri and my 3 daughters, Isabella, Emma & Annalia. As I went out to greet my second to last patient, I could tell that he was in more pain that usual. He was a big man, in his late 50’s. The years of heavy lifting & manual labor had taken its toll on this gentleman’s body. He weighed over 350 lbs. As he struggled to move around the table, I tried to guide him & it was obvious he needed assistance today. As he turned on his side, he got a shooting pain in his back that triggered him to a spasm. His body tried to balance from the charley horse spasm around his spine and he started to fall off the table. My immediate reaction was to reach out and grab him with my right hand to stop him from falling. Well, here’s the good news. He didn’t fall, I was able to snatch him from rolling off the table in agony. The bad news, when I grabbed him from falling, his weight of his body dislocated my right shoulder & popped it out of place. I went to the back of the office & popped it back into position. Then, went back to finish the adjustment. I hobbled back to my private office to ice my shoulder, as I waited for my final patient. Little did I know that it would be the last patient I would be able to adjust for the next several years.
While I iced my shoulder, my body started to go into shock from the internal trauma that just occurred to the supporting ligaments & tendons that hold that joint in place. Diagnostic imaging & MRI confirmed that I had sprained my right wrist & shoulder, and it also appeared that I had torn my rotator cuff. It was difficult to see patients in my normal fashion. I had to make accommodations to keep treating patients & manage a practice that had thousands of active members. I started my search to hire an associate doctor. I would need 7 weeks out of work to recover from the surgery. I had to have the surgery, which took 4 months to prepare my staff and train a new doctor. Sleeping was the worst because I was unable to find a comfortable spot. I had never had to have surgery in my first 40 years, but I actually looked forward to the possibility of being able to sleep through the night again. The exploratory surgery revealed that I had done more damage to my shoulder than the MRI had captured. I had completely detached my labrum, the thick ligament that holds your shoulder into place. Instead of 7 weeks out of work, it became 13 months of not being able to adjust patients & return to my normal life. I basically was totally disabled & I eventually had to retire from the profession I loved so much. I was no longer Dr. Matt, I was just Matt. By the way, the shoulder surgery was a 99% success, but the next surgery on my wrist would actually leave me with a constant pain and inability to move my hand naturally anymore. Simple things like riding a bike, pushing a lawnmower or swinging a golf club – these were now impossible for me to perform without stabbing pain. I made modifications over the next 11 years. I met with hand specialists in Atlanta and realized that cortisone injections or pain medications were not solving my problem. There was an underlying issue that modern medicine or the current “standard of care” was not able to solve.
It was John Warlick who convinced me to try this tissue regeneration device on my painful wrist. He explained to me that there was a diagnostic component to this technology and explained, “If you scan this applicator over normal tissue, no pain. But, if you run this over injured or abnormal tissue, the patient would experience discomfort.” So, John started my first treatment on my right wrist. I’m not going to lie, there was some pain and discomfort during the treatment. John kept reassuring me, “The more pain you have during the introductory session, the better clinical outcome the patient will experience.” When the treatment was over, I was relieved. Immediately, I noticed a difference. My hand and wrist felt lighter. It felt like I had increased range of motion. As I moved my new wrist around, my brain tried to comprehend what had just transpired. Could this be real? Surely the pain would come back in minutes or hours after that initial session. John went on to say, “For maximum results, I’d like you to return once a week for the next couple weeks.” Wait, did I just hear him correctly? I wouldn’t have to come 3 times per week for the next 4-6 weeks like I did for weeks in physical therapy? Again, I thought John was somewhat delusional on his prognosis.
The proof is in the pudding. Have you ever heard that phrase? I felt I would test this new wrist of mine. I actually went & played 9 holes of golf. Something that I hadn’t been able to do for years without having to pay for it afterwards with pain and swelling. I was prepared to ice right after I hit the links. To my surprise, I had minimal to no discomfort after my fist pain-free round in over a decade. The next day, I decided to test it again. I went to the golf range to hit a bucket of balls. Again, minimal soreness. I was actually looking forward to my second extracorpeal shock wave therapy (ESWT). Sure enough, the second treatment was 20-25% less painful. By the end of that session, it was difficult to find the tender spots. I walked out of that office feeling great & thinking to myself, “How could I have been in healthcare for nearly 25 years and never even heard of this technology?” I was starting to rethink everything I knew about healing and rehabilitation. These 2 sessions completely flipped my paradigm of how the body heals. The next week’s session was the best. I had experienced a 75% improvement to an 11 year old injury that I thought I would have to live with the rest of my life. I didn’t need another treatment on my right wrist for another 14 months. I was so impressed, I decided to sign an exclusive distribution rights to help bring this technology to all chiropractors in North America.
It’s strange how life is because now people from all over the country come to see my team at ATL PAIN INSTITUTE with all sorts of different pain syndromes like neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot issues just to name a few. Also, we’ve become a haven for people suffering from failed surgeries or joint replacement issues who are searching for natural relief without having to rely on addictive pain medication or another surgery. I’ve also been blessed to help consult & train some of the leading orthopedists, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, physical therapists, chiropractors, regenerative medicine clinics on our patent pending protocol, as well as one of the top ten rehabilitation hospitals in the country, Sheppard Spine Center.
Here’s what some of my patients had to say just after their FIRST TREATMENT:
“It just brought back life to me that I had been without for so many years….” Chelsey, who had metal rods placed in her spine 25 years ago to stabilize her scoliosis, when she was 14 years old. This past winter, she was able to ski with her family again.
“I have less swelling in my hand & I can move it better. It’s a lot better!” Thomas. His wife was even more impressed and said, “Thank you for providing this therapy, we didn’t know where else to turn.”
Tracy age 49, who was told by her orthopedic doctor there’s no other option other than hip replacement. “There’s no more pain or tightness in my low back. It’s crazy, cause I didn’t even realize how much pain I had while walking” until it’s gone.
Several times per week, I have patients thank me for helping them with their chronic pain. These are the people that have been to doctor after doctor searching for natural relief without the use of strong additive narcotic pain medication that have many side effects, including accidental overdose. Not to take anything away from our recent pandemic, but our country is facing an opioid epidemic. Every week, we are losing one thousand fellow Americans to prescription drug overdoses. That’s over 52,000 deaths per year. We have lost the war on drugs, and I think it’s time to help change the way we move forward and heal as a nation. We can no longer put faith in using narcotics and prescription drugs to treat pain. It’s merely treating symptoms and not getting to the cause of pain. Our culture deserves better. We live in an age where we want to know why and get to the root source of the pain.
Where does PAIN come from?
It’s funny, cause now I hear patients exclaim, “Right there!” because this device can pinpoint the exact source of pain. In my travels all across the country and meeting some of the top pain doctors, I always ask them, “Where does pain come from?” I’ve heard professors to physicians give me their explanation, but do you know what I’ve found? Whenever we place this device over pain, it goes down or is reduced considerably. So, my explanation is this: Wherever you have pain, you have poor blood supply and inflammation. This technology actually helps stop the inflammatory process and helps increase circulation. It’s as simple as that. Wherever we place this device, PAIN GOES AWAY and we initiate a positive biological effect on the injured area.
What’s the confession? Well, I’ve been a decent chiropractor serving my community for the last 28 years, but I still had patients in my office who were not getting better. People who had been awesome patients that stuck to their care plans, but had conditions that traditional therapies were not helping, like arthritis / DJD, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, neuropathies, knees that were bone on bone, sprain & strains. That’s where this futuristic technology comes in. When I started applying this device along with conservative chiropractic care, I started witnessing an amazing transformation with my patients. All of a sudden, patients with these chronic underlying issues were starting to heal and get better. It was mind blowing. This therapy actually tricks the body into thinking that there was a new injury, which helps reboot the natural biological healing process plus triggers this cascade of positive effects. But I can’t really take credit. My confession is that I’ve never really healed anyone or anything. What I do is perform a specific diagnosis scan, get to the root cause of the issue, remove inflammation and allow the body to heal itself. We get tremendous results. We see what would be considered medical miracles every week in one of our 700 Softwave centers of excellence across the country.
Supernatural Healing. I’m convinced that this technology paired with chiropractic gives us an advantage over any other healthcare providers. The research is clear, that 97% of back pain is the result of mechanical stresses to the joints of our spine (3% of the time, it’s fractures, tumors or cancers). What’s a mechanical stress? Take your index finger & extend it back to the point of resistance. That’s a mechanical stress. Every day, people experience this type of mechanical stress to different areas of their spine due to repetitive stress and activities of normal living. The great thing about this technology, it has a diagnostic component. If you were to scan this over normal tissue or joints, there’s no pain. But if you run it over injured area, abnormal tissue or arthritic joints, the patient will feel some discomfort. Most often, they say, “RIGHT THERE!” The biofeedback component is what many of the professional teams like when utilizing this therapy. The Chicago Cubs use it to screen their athletes every month looking to detect small problems before they become full blown injuries. That’s true preventative medicine. Once we pinpoint the source of pain, we’re able to switch settings to more of a healing mode.
Give us 10 minutes, we’ll give you your life back! Our patent pending protocol is able to diagnosis areas of injury, detect the root cause of the pain, then start the healing process all within a 10 minute office appointment. Some providers are calling this futuristic, much like the medical Tricore scanner in Star Trek. This is where Dr. McCoy “Bones” using this device not only to detect where the injury / issue was, but also wave the handheld applicator over the area and help accelerate the healing process. Other than science fiction and movies, when is the last time you ever heard a healthcare provider mention such a device? Just Now!
I almost forgot to tell you the best part of this story-
This past March, we celebrated a milestone for my family. You see, my wife Sherri, 8 years earlier, received the worst diagnosis you’d ever want to hear. She was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. She was only 48 at the time and really the healthiest woman I knew. But cancer doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t care the color of your skin, or what neighborhood you live in. Her story is well documented in Episode 1 / Season 1 of our podcast: Free My Pain Now with Dr. Matt DiDuro. https://youtu.be/xqqa0o8YND0
Bottom line, she endured 4 months of chemotherapy that nearly killed her. Radical surgery to remove the cancer that lasted 6.5 hours. The problem was that during this lengthy surgery, she must have been positioned incorrectly, which created a mechanical stress at the base of her neck. Post surgery, after the anesthetics wore off, she was not able to move her thumb or index finger on either hand! Can you imagine….you just go through this major surgery, but now left with debilitating pain in her neck and the inability to properly use her thumb & fingers normally.
Look, it shouldn’t cost you an arm & a leg to correct your health issues. You are going to write a check to someone; as you keep searching for a doctor that has answers, you may as well write one for a lesser amount to us. When you mention this article (by April 28th, 2023), you will receive my entire patent pending protocol for $79. That includes autonomic testing, balance assessment (if necessary) & a chance to experience this transformational therapy. This exam could cost $350 elsewhere.
Great care at a great fee…
Please, I hope that there’s no misunderstanding about quality of care just because we have a lower introductory offer. You’ll get great care at a lower fee. Plus, I want as many people from our community to have access to regenerative type care. Listen, not only am I a patient and have experienced this advanced therapy for myself, my family and my patients, but I’ve now become the largest distributor of this technology across North America. That’s right, I actually have helped develop these protocols and train hundreds of doctors plus their staff across America. You can check out my podcast, website & youtube channel at Free My Pain Now. I’ve been entrusted to take care of Olympic hopefuls, professional athletes, A list celebrities and to neighbors you may know. I just have that low introductory fee to help serve more people who need care.
My new patient coordinators are Christy, Leslie & Jakub, and they are really great people. Our office is both friendly and warm and we try our best to make you feel at home. We have a wonderful service, at an exceptional fee. Our office is ATL Pain Institute & we’re at 4535 Winters Chapel Rd, Atlanta, GA 30360. Our phone # is 770 ATL PAIN or 770-285-7246. Call Christy, Kim or Jakub today for an appointment. We can help you.
To your health,
Dr. Matt DiDuro