Patient Reviews


Doctor Matsumura has been keeping me walking for 17 years. They care about their patients and so a wonderful job! -- Cris Draper, Google Review

It's been one year since you did that last procedure of magic on my sciatic nerve and lower back. I saw Heidi one month later ans he explained I still had a little time to wait for being pain free.
Beginning in September her statement came true, and I am pain free. It has been a wonderful year for me and I know all good tings aren't forever but I am very thankful to you (and Heidi) for all you did for me and especially for my current condition a year later. You are truly magical with all your skill and expertise. You have been so important in my life and i can't thank you enough for all your patience and skill.
I hope life is treating both of you well and it's important to me that you know how grateful I am for all you have done. [You] truly are a gifted man and doctor. I'm so happy I had the experience of knowing you both and being treated by you. In my book you're truly magic! -- KE, typed letter

I absolutely love all the people here. Doctor Kyle Matsumura is the best ever. And Hedi Duckworth is an amazing person. She always gives me the absolute best care I could ever hope to get. And Heather you are always so good to me with helping me with my bill. And the Girls at the front counter are always very kind to me. Thank you all for being the best medical care givers I could of ever hoped to of had. I say thank you to each and every one of you that have anything to do with my treatment I love you all. -- Stephen Wright, Google Review

This past month marks the 7 year anniversary of the radiofrequency rhizotomy you performed on my neck. Your skilled insight that detected a neck injury during my first appointment with you despite the unusual wiring of my nerves was the start of my life getting a second chance. I continue to be medication free and have minimal pain each day. I'm able to have a wonderful quality of life with my husband and daugher. I'm also able to serve our community through the PTA and help run the art program at my daughter's school. This never would have been possible without your help. Your dedication to your work has provided a miracle in my life. Everyday I am filled with gratitude for the service I'm able to give, the life I'm able to live and the horrific pain I once felt to be eliminated. Thank you.  -- ES, hand written letter

Dr. Matsumura is amazing. I've been battling chronic pain for years because of past injuries and within minutes, we narrowed down the cause and setup a treatment plan. Something that 4 other Dr.'s and 5 Physical Therapists weren't able to do (or didn't understand HOW to.) The staff here are always awesome, but the real judge is if they can help you with your daily debilitating pain - and guess what, they can. Dr. Matsumura has changed my life for the better and I'm forever thankful for his help, care and compassion. I wish this thing had more stars to give. -- Brendan Strain, Google Reviews

Dr Matsumura and Heidi take the time to listen and will help as much as possible to figure out what is wrong. Been going there since 2008 for chronic issues and they are always helpful and compassionate. Because of their patience and diligence and excellent medical care and treatment, I have my life back. It's been a long recovery road. Thank you! -- Terri Lupton, Google Reviews

I appreciate the excellent care I’ve received from Utah Pain Specialists during the last 7 ½ years  Dr. Shah treated me for seven years before Dr. Matsumura managed my care but both provided many injections and pain medications to treat the problems I’ve been struggling with since my first right shoulder surgery July 2008. Since that time I’ve had five additional shoulder surgeries and developed Complex Regional Pain Disorder and peripheral neuropathy in my left foot. They’ve skillfully treated me and have comforted me when my pain was unmanageable and my depression was overwhelming.
I’ve also become attached to their entire caring staff, particularly Ashley and Leslie. Their facility is always clean, neat and their operating rooms are exceptionally well equipped and their technical staff is well-trained. I highly endorse them and encourage all who are struggling with osteoarthritis and post operative problems to call for an evaluation and treatment. Thanks again to Dr. Shah and Dr. Matsumura for everything! --Judy Dykman, Google Reviews


My husband and I have been treated for chronic pain by Dr. Kyle Matsumura over many years.  Not only is Dr. Matsumura a brilliant, kind, caring and consistently dedicated pain specialists, he also gets remarkably helpful results.  He gives us expert medical pain solutions and he does it in such a way that we gain continued relief from our pain and fell hope for our futures.  Thank you Dr. Matsumura; if it were not for your devoted skilled treatments we would both be in wheelchairs or in nursing homes today. -- DOTTIE WILLOUGHBY

I have been seeing Dr. Kyle Matsumura for the past several months. Prior to my contact with Dr. Matsumura I have seen multiple doctors in different fields.  When I began my treatment at Utah Pain Specialists, I had given up hope of ever finding a diagnosis and a doctor who would treat me not only with respect, but also encourage me to participate in my care.  Finally I found a doctor I could go to that did not want to just put me on medication, but was also concerned with every aspect of my health.  This includes physical, mental and emotional concerns.  For the first time in ten years someone in the medical field believed in the severity of my pain, did not treat my like I was drug seeking and gave me hope during my darkest time.  I believe that he is not going to give up on me and that I am a person to be cared about not just a medical case number.

 I recently had an experience where I was hospitalized for a different problem that required surgery.  After I was released my pain from this surgery increased.  I called the doctor who performed the procedure to see if the pain was normal.  I never received a return call.  By then it was the weekend and as my pain continued to worsen I became more anxious and upset.  I called the clinic and left a detailed message.  Within a couple of hours Dr. Matsumura returned my call.  He assured me that what I was experiencing was normal and gave me several suggestions for reducing the pain.  I think the fact that he returned my call helped more than anything. 

I have always felt that he and his staff are concerned about the meds I am being given.  They are not just writing me a prescription to get me out the door.  There are medicines that can only be renewed monthly because of FDA regulation. This makes it necessary for  me to be seen monthly. I know that Dr. Matsumura is consistently reviewing my medications to look for drug  interactions and is giving me the smallest amount  required to control my pain. I feel like the APRN, FNP-C that I have seen is more than competent to handle my needs when I can't see Dr. Matsumura. I also know that Dr. Matsumura will make himself available if needed. 

The Utah Pain Specialist clinic staff and Dr. Matsumura specifically are some of the finest medical care givers. I would and have recommended them to friends and family who have chronic pain issues. -- Christine Chess, Google Reviews


I've been seeing Dr. Matsumura for more than 7 years and have been treated very kindly. He listens to my concerns and has helped me deal with my chronic back pain. I highly recommend him to others, I'm 91 and I'm still going strong thanks to him! -- Elise Bowers, Yelp