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David H. Durrant, BS, DC, (PhD Candidate), DABCN, FACSP

 Dr. David Durrant is a recognized authority in the fields of neurology and spinecare. Dr. Durrant is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist and currently serves as Director of the Chicago Neuroscience Institute (CNI). He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Anatomy and Physiology prior to receiving his Doctorate in Chiropractic, Cum Laude, from Logan College of Chiropractic. His post-doctoral training in neurology was completed through Logan College and New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Durrant completed a neurology residency and achieved board certification. He has actively maintained Diplomate Status with the American Board of Chiropractic Neurology, under the auspices of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. Dr. Durrant has also achieved prestigious Fellow Status with the American College of Spine Physicians and Fellow status with International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology. Dr. Durrant is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Health Services, with emphasis on the applications of molecular imaging in neurology.

Dr. Durrant has over 25 years of experience in practice which has involved the integration of clinical neurology, neurophysiology, neurogenetics, neuroimaging, and molecular diagnostics. He designed and developed a state-of-the art Human Performance and Gait Lab which is housed at CNI. Dr. Durrant served as an Advisor to the Board of the Marine Military Academy to help implement technologically advanced physical performance measures. 

Dr. Durrant is a founding member and officer with the American Academy of Spine Physicians and serves on the Academy Council. He represents the United States on the Board of the International Spine Association (ISA). Dr. Durrant is an accomplished neuroscience author and editor having authored numerous articles and textbook chapters in the field of neurology. He is the principal author and co-editor of the textbook titled, MYELOPATHY, RADICULOPATHY AND ENTRAPMENT AND SYNDROMES, a benchmark publication in neurology. Dr. Durrant has lectured for many academic venues throughout the country. He is often asked to speak on topics related to emerging trends in neurology and spinecare.

Dr. Durrant’s Biography

Dr. Durrant is Co-author to leading neurology textbook

Textbook used in medical educational institutions, postdoctoral training and in clinical practice.

This  highly acclaimed neurology textbook represents one of the most  important resources in neurology and spinecare. The textbook is richly  illustrated and easy to use. It presents comprehensive and up-to-date  information about the etiology and clinical presentation of disorders  involving the spinal cord, spinal nerve roots, and peripheral nerves.  The treatise includes differential diagnostic considerations and  relevant diagnostic approaches.

Myelopathy,  Radiculopathy, and Peripheral Entrapment Syndromes contains over 400  concise graphics, illustrations, and tables to simplify the learning  process and to serve as quick references for clinical practice. Of the  many texts on clinical neurology, few discuss the musculoskeletal and  orthopedic complications associated with neurological compromise. This  book offers an unprecedented perspective on this topic, a necessity for  the emerging fields of neurorehabiliation and neuromuscular  rehabilitation.

The  scope and organization of this textbook makes it a valuable resource  for healthcare providers at all stages of training and clinical  practice. It is an essential resource for spine specialists of all  disciplines.

The textbook features:

  • methods of clinical and advanced neurological assessment 
  • localization of neurological diagnosis by signs and symptoms
  • measures of therapeutic outcome 
  • neuroimaging of relevant pathology
  • expanded differential diagnostic considerations 
  • highly referenced explanatory text
  • integration of diagnostic methods
  • temporal patterns of disease progression 
  • classification of neurological disease
  • mechanisms and complications of neurological injury 
  • time frames of neurological recovery
  • measures of injury-induced disability
  • illustrated neurological pathways
  • diagnostic imaging and clinical correlation

The textbook is used by:

  • by  continuing education neurology training programs as a reference for the  development of Specialty and Board Examination questions.
  • the American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP) in continuing education courses eligible for advanced credentialing. 
  • colleges and universities as a primary and supplementary neurology textbook.

Each section of the book includes:

  • Introduction
  • Relevant anatomy
  • Pathophysiology and mechanisms of tissue compromise
  • Clinical signs and symptoms
  • Electrodiagnostic features
  • Diagnostic imaging characteristics of neuropathology
  • Syndromes specific to the level of neurological compromise

Release Date:   January 2013
Page count:  395
Size: 8.5 x 11" softbound
ISBN-10: 0-9854987-0-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-9854987-0-2  


Dr. durrant's Neurology textbook - Physician reviews

Textbook Reviews:

 "The book by Drs.  Durrant and True, MYELOPATHY, RADICULOPATHY, AND PERIPHERAL ENTRAPMENT  SYNDROMES, is clearly written and well organized. The illustrations are  nicely drawn and serve to illustrate the various points in an excellent  manner. This book belongs on the bookshelf of those interested in the  clinical or basic neurosciences. I give the book a strong  recommendation."

George  J. Dohrmann, M.D., Ph.D., Neurosurgeon at the University of Chicago, and  Council Member of
 the American Academy of Spine Physicians

"...I  paid particular attention to the wonderful medical illustrations... in  the book, which undoubtedly will make the understanding of the concepts  immeasurably easier for the reader. The appendix should prove as  valuable to the practitioner as the book content."...."This is another  example of the incredible talent and expertise we have in our profession  and your work will add to the growing volume of work that has added  significantly to the credibility and advancement of the profession" .

 Louis Sportelli, DC President of NCMIC

"This  text represents an extensive diagnostic guide for neurological  disorders from the "neck down" to the extremities" ...The illustrations,  tables, and related text are excellent. They are designed so that the  practitioner can move easily through them to support daily diagnosis and  to develop a treatment plan. The material covered in this landmark  textbook should be part of the core curriculum for all doctors and  health care professionals caring for the spine.

Warren J Hammer, DC, DABCO, Chiropractic Orthopedist

"I  was rather taken by this book... very well written and will serve its  intended audience well. We really don't have a textbook like this within  chiropractic, yet the conditions it describes are part of daily  practice for most chiropractors. Its emphasis upon strong diagnosis is  well earned... a very fine addition to the literature."

 Dr. Dana J. Lawrence, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Manipulative and Physiological   Therapeutics

 "I  finally have a  text that fills in the neurological blanks that are  left by Hoppenfeld, Evans, Yeomans, Liebenson, et al. Thank you very  much. I will certainly take every opportunity to tout this to my  colleagues around the profession."

George B. McClelland, D.C., Past Chairman of the Board of the American Chiropractic Association.

"This  will be one of those books you keep close at hand in the reference  section of your library....This text offers you an overwhelming amount  of current clinically related neurological information. This book is  definitely not a casual read, do not take it to the beach....Overall  well worth the price, these authors took a very difficult topic and  presented in a superior fashion.

Dr. Jeffery Kintish

"This  is one of the best neurology books I have read. It is extremely  detailed and full of great clinical insight. I had heard from a few  chiropractic neurologists that this book should be required reading. I  wholeheartedly agree 100%. If you do this kind of work, do yourself a  favor and have this book in your library."

Dr. C. Valenti 


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Dr. Durrant: a Leader in Spinecare

Dr. David Durrant - President of the American Academy of Spine Physicians

Dr. Durrant has devoted his entire healthcare career to the fields of neurology and spinecare.

He has served as a clinician, researcher, educator, and innovator for over 30 years. Listed below are a few of Dr. Durrants accomplishments and positions in spinecare:

  • Board certified chiropractic neurologist.
  • PhD Candidate in Health Services with emphasis on the role of artificial intelligence in spine imaging. 
  • Co-author of an award winning benchmark neurology textbook titled “Myelopathy, Radiculopathy and Peripheral Entrapment Syndromes”. 
  • Director of the Chicago Neuroscience Institute which houses a Spinecare Center of Excellence.
  • Development of a World Class Human Performance and Gait Lab. 
  • President of the American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP) which represents the largest multidisciplinary spine organization in the world.
  • Member of the Data Science and Scientific committees of the American Academy of Spine Physicians. 
  • Board member of the International Spine Association (ISA).
  • Consultant to IBM on the potential role of artificial intelligence (cognitive computing) in spinecare. 
  • Guest lecturer in many forums and postgraduate programs involving spinecare. 
  • Consultant to companies developing decision-support (computational) solutions in spinecare.  

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Dr. Durrant: expert in Artificial Intelligence

The volume and complexity of data in healthcare is growing exponentially, a trend driven by advances in molecular diagnostic methods such as genetics and imaging. The challenge has led to a search for new decision-support solutions, such as artificial intelligence (AI), which can be implemented at different stages along the spectrum of disease, often beginning with diagnostic imaging. 

Dr. Durrant is a well-respected researcher in artificial intelligence and its application in neurology. He is a pioneer in the area of the “virtual biopsy” which refers to the use of high-throughput imaging data analysis to detect and characterize pathology (disease) in vivo. His research includes investigating the potential role of auto detection and characterization of non-visible features of pathology (radiomics) in spine imaging. 

During November of 2018 IBM invited thought leaders from the fields of neurology, neurosurgery and spinecare to participate with members of the IBM Watson Health Team to discuss the potential role and impact of AI solutions in spinecare, more specifically, in spine imaging. Dr Durrant represented one of the “thought leaders” invited to participate. Dr. Durrant is in the process of completing the final stages a PhD in Health Services with an emphasis on the role of AI. His dissertation is titled Artificial Intelligence in Radiology: Potential Workflow and Diagnosis. 

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