A board-certified physician with more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Daniel Hurley is a Chicago based physiatrist who is an authority on the non-surgical treatment of neurological and neuromuscular conditions, including head pain, neck pain, and back pain; repetitive stress disorders; and nerve injuries, joint injuries and soft tissue injuries. He is also very effective in treating cervicogenic headaches. Dr. Hurley’s comprehensive clinical philosophy ranges from high-tech surgical care to gentle therapeutic energy techniques, such as acupuncture. His ultimate objective is to obtain the optimal outcome for each patient.
Dr. Hurley began his medical education at the undergraduate level receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Harvard University. He earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1983 where he was also the recipient of the Outstanding Candidate Award for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Upon graduation, Dr. Hurley held a yearlong internship in Internal Medicine at Evanston Hospital, Evanston, Illinois. From 1984 – 1987 Dr. Hurley performed his residency training at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago followed by additional subspecialty training in pediatric orthopedics and rehabilitation with Massachusetts General Hospital and other hospitals in the Boston area.
In 1988, Dr. Hurley returned to the Chicago area where he was appointed medical director of outpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation services at the Bolingbrook Medical Center for Hinsdale Hospital. Two years later, he was chosen to direct occupational medical services as well as adult and pediatric rehabilitation services at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights. In 1992, Dr. Hurley added to his responsibilities the role of medical director, Occupational Medicine Division, Centers for Health Excellence in Schererville, Indiana. Dr. Hurley brought this wealth of medical leadership and patient care experience to Chicago Institute for Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch (CINN) in 1995, where he practiced for more than 15 years. In late 2009, Dr. Hurley joined NorthShore University Health System and sees patients in Skokie and the Lincoln Park area of Chicago. He also collaborates with the Diamond Headache Clinic at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago and specializes in the treatment of patients with cervicogenic headaches.
Dr. Hurley specializes in the non-surgical treatment of back and neck pain. As an experienced physiatrist, he believes in applying a comprehensive approach to patient care.
While neck pain as a result of a migraine headache is extremely common, many headaches are themselves a result of a neck disorder. This subset of headaches, called cervicogenic headaches, accounts for up to 20% of all headaches.
A concussion is a mild brain injury that may be from a direct blow to the head or a hit to another part of the body with a major force that is transmitted to the head. The result can be a temporary disruption of the brain, causing loss of consciousness, memory and organized thought.