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Dr. Timothy K. Durnin

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Anything Chiropractic related, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Hematology, Physical Therapy, Orthopedics Herniated or Slipped disc problems, Sciatica, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Spinal Injuries, Arthritis, Nutritional Advice, Diet and exercise, Supplement Knowledge, Orthotics, Laser Therapy, Pinched Nerves, Imaging Interpretation,(X-ray, MRI, Ultrasound, CT ect), any and all Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders. Expert Witness for 19 yrs, dealing with Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Workman's Compensation, Medicare and HIPPA issues. Active in clinical practice for 16+ yrs, I am a second generation Chiropractor, my father practiced for over 50 yrs in private practice and as a Diplomat in Radiology (DACBR) Currently on staff at Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital, active in private practice with several disciplines including Pediatrics, Orthopedic Surgery, Family Practice, IME's and Internal Medicine M.D.'s.

Experience in the area

I own or am actively involved with 24 multidisciplinary clinics in the Chicago area employing M.D.'s, Orthopedic Surgeons, Pediatrics and Family Practice. My home practice is a continuation of my fathers which has existed for more than 55 yrs.




B.S./D.C. National College of Chiropractic 1991 Board Certified AMA impairment ratings. Presidential Cabinet Member NUHS. Phi Theta Kappa National honorary fraternity

Awards and Honors

Phi Theta Kappa/Who's Who in America Chiropractor of the year award 2001

Past/Present Clients

Many Chicago Bulls players

What do you like about this subject?

It Is my life to help people without the use of invasive dangerous and expensive mainstream medicine. Medicine has its place but fails in spinal disorders.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

To be the best and most ethical honest physician humanely possible.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Not all Chiropractors are created equal, many have a very limited scope of practice and hang on to dogmatic science that is unproven. Many D.C.'s ruin it for the rest of us by ignoring science and graduating from sub-par institutions.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

There are "Mixers and Straight" Chiropractors. The majority are mixers and run evidence based practices. A few are straight and hold on to the subluxation theory which, they believe, causes all disease which prevents advancement of the profession with regard to mainstream acceptance. Thankfully, these are a dying breed.

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Recent Answers from Dr. Timothy K. Durnin

2010-05-31 neck and shoulder pain:

Hi Emma,    Did you have a MRI of the neck? I need to know this since this should have been the first test ordered. Regular X-ray will not show all the soft tissue and discs that may be displaced. My email

2009-07-31 numbness headaches nerve pain:

Hi Mary,   If you had a TIA or stroke it is fairly easy to diagnose. I doubt the manipulation caused that since research has shown only a couple out of millions per year. I suggest you get cervical traction

2009-03-31 neck shoulder pain numbness in hands and tips of toes:

Hi Crizz,    Headaches are usually caused by nerve entrapment, I suspect yours is from a herniated cervical disc. This would also explain the radiation into the shoulders and hand numbness. Same goes for

2009-03-02 L1-L2 disc protrusion:

Hi Cathrine,    Unfortunately, the only fix to your problem is flexion/distraction. The Chiro has no business treating this unless he has the table. I can't imagine a chiropractor without one. This is

2009-02-04 Schmorl's nodes:

Dear Jean,    I don't know why such an easy question was dumped in the question pool, I can only surmise you asked a lazy doctor. A Schmorls node is a herniated disc that migrates into the vertebral body


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