Thoracic outlet syndrome

Dr. George Traitses In the vast majority of TOS cases, a conservative, non-surgical approach to treatment is most effective. Thoracic outlet is a small space between the collarbone (clavicle) and the first rib. Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a group of disorders that involve compression, injury, or irritation of the nerves, blood vessels, or veins 

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HEALTH: Headaches and Chiropractic

Dr. George I. Traitses D.C., B.Sc.(Hon.), M.Sc., C.H.N., C.N.M., A.C.R.B. 3, C.R.A. If you have a headache, you’re not alone. Nine out of ten Canadians suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and nausea. What do you do when you suffer from a pounding 

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Chronic pain, depression

Dr. George I. Traitses D.C., B.Sc.(Hon.), M.Sc., C.H.N., C.N.M., A.C.R.B. 3, C.R.A. Pain serves an important function in our lives. When you suffer an acute injury, pain warns you to stop the activity that is causing the injury and tells you to take care of the affected body part. Chronic pain, on the other hand, 

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Computer ergonomics and children

By Dr. George I. Traitses D.C., B.Sc.(Hon.), M.Sc., C.H.N., C.N.M., A.C.R.B. 3, C.R.A. At least 70 percent of  Canada’s elementary school students use computers. As a result of this increased usage, doctors of chiropractic are treating more young patients suffering from the effects of working at computer stations that are either designed for adults or 

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Reporting domestic violence

By Dr. George I. Traitses D.C., B.Sc.(Hon.), M.Sc., C.H.N., C.N.M., A.C.R.B. 3, C.R.A. Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. According to, “Domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviors used by one 

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Tips for Healthy Aging

Dr. George Traitses The number of people living longer is increasing dramatically. An estimated 5 million Canadian and U.S. residents now fall into the age group of the “oldest old”—85 years and older—with more than 40,000 having reached the age of 100. In fact, centenarians (those 100 and older) are the fastest-growing subpopulation of the 

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Dispelling myths about hepatitis C

Are the myths about hepatitis C endangering your health? You have hepatitis C? Impossible, you say. But you may be wrong. That’s because there are assumptions made about the virus, spread through blood-to-blood contact, that are incorrect. Dispelling those myths about hepatitis C could be a life-saver. Here are the facts: Myth #1: There’s a 

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Patient Education: Whiplash

By Dr. George Traitses The signs and symptoms of whiplash often do not develop until 2 to 48 hours after the injury. Whiplash is a generic term applied to injuries of the neck caused when the neck is suddenly and/or violently jolted in one direction and then another, creating a whiplike movement. Whiplash is most 

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HEALTH: Staying fit as you age

Dr. George Traitses Exercise is often prescribed for patients of all ages to reduce complaints about pain in muscles and bones. But some feel it gets harder to exercise as they get older. The following tips will help you exercise more effectively as you age, making you feel better. I’ve been inactive for so long. 

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Winter Activities: Tips to avoid injury

When snow, ice and frigid weather blast into town, watch out, says Dr. George Traitses. Winter recreational activities and chores can pose problems for the outdoor enthusiast whose body is not in condition. Winter sports like skating, skiing and sledding can cause painful muscle spasms, strains or tears if you’re not in shape. Even shoveling 

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