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Monthly Archives: February 2013

  • Core Products Shares 5 Product Purchasing Tips for February’s Wise Health Care Consumer Month

    Posted on February 26, 2013 by Core Products

    In honor of Wise Health Care Consumer Month, the pain relief product providers at Core Products International are sharing universal ways to be smart about health care purchases.

    (PRWEB) February 26, 2013

    February’s Wise Health Care Consumer Month celebrates ways to make smart decisions about health care services and products. There are five things a smart consumer should keep in mind when buying health care products, according to Core Products International. As a leading provider of pain relief products to distributors and consumers for more than 25 years, Core Products has seen wise and unwise health care trends come and go. Based on their experience, they have compiled the following five tips:

    1.     Find products and services that target specific pain. Products that try to do too many things, can sometimes end up doing nothing. Products addressing a specific pain point, like the WiTouch - wireless low back pain relief device using TENS technology, usually have a sophisticated and effective design.

    2.     Look for seals of approval. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services oversees the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which review products before they go to market. While a company may claim to have certain approvals, wise health care consumers know to check the FDA’s website on what the term “FDA cleared” means and what it applies to.

    3.     Avoid unproven trends. Fads can be fun, but also dangerous, especially when it comes to personal health. Smart consumers know the time-tested methods, such as applying a cold compress to a sore muscle, can be more effective in helping reduce pain. Core Products advises consumers to seek guidance from a medical professional before trying the latest fad.

    4.     Made in the USA labels are an indicator of high quality products. An ABC affiliate news station recently reported that: “A 2012 survey by the Boston Consulting Group found that more than 80 percent of U.S. consumers are willing to pay more for a product with a "Made in America" label. 85 percent of those consumers thought American products were better quality.”

    5.     Keep a list of what products and services are covered by insurance. Certain health care providers allow for a limited amount of reimbursements on specific health related products and services. Savvy shoppers hold onto receipts and compare them with their health insurance plan when they get home.

    According to the American Institute of Preventive Medicine, “studies show that Americans spend more time researching car purchases and new appliances than they do choosing doctors and health plans.” Core Products hopes that these five tips will lead consumers into a healthier direction.

    About Core Products International
    Founded in 1988, with the vision of making people’s lives more comfortable, Core Products International is an American innovator, manufacturer and distributor of professional quality health care products. Core markets and sells its products within the USA and internationally mainly to the professional health care markets. Core manufactures and assembles its products in Osceola and Chetek Wisconsin and is proud to employ American workers. Core’s product line includes orthopedic pillows, orthopedic supports and braces, hot and cold therapy products, electric and therapeutic massage products, and electrotherapy devices. For more information, please visit https://www.coreproducts.com.

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  • Have you ever wondered what is a cervical pillow?

    Posted on February 17, 2013 by Core Products

    Cervical Pillow Uses

    Natural placement of the head and neck, accomplished with the many different styles and shapes of Core cervical pillows, can help relieve intense pain by providing natural and correct posturing in supine (back) and side-sleeping positions.

    Cervical support pillows are used when a cervical hypolordosis (less than normal curvature of the spine) exists, to prevent hypolordosis, or when cervical spasms or strains occur.  These pillows are orthotic devices (apparatus used to align or support) used to help relieve spasms, remove minor tensions and maintain or resume the natural cervical lordotic curve while at rest.

    By providing proper neck support, cervical pillows can help with:

    • Neck muscle and joint strains and sprains
    • Tension headaches
    • Whiplash injuries
    • Arthritis
    • Morning hand stiffness and swelling
    • Temporomandibular disorders
    • Stiffness
    • Snoring  (in some cases)

    Therapeutic Types Of Pillows:

    1.   Accommodate/Displacement Pillows:  Helps relieve pain or discomfort by conforming to and stabilizing an existing condition. Relieves pain or discomfort by conforming to and stabilizing a new or existing injury or condition. Provides comfort, but does little to correct the condition. Typically for short-term use.  When a neck injury or condition isacute (serious or to an intense degree, like whiplash or a significant sprain or strain), the healthcare provider’s goal is to relieve a patient's pain and discomfort before beginning treatment. What's needed is to stabilize and accommodate the condition before moving forward. The same is true for other neck injuries or at the onset of many common problems which affect the head and neck.  Accommodation/Displacement pillows work well at this stage because they conform to the condition and provide immediate comfort.

    Examples:  Core Deluxe Water Pillow; Core Memory Foam Pillow

    2.  Orthopedic Support Pillows:  Support pillows are designed to help a. correct  and  b. maintain  proper cervical posture/alignment while sleeping by providing the right amount of resistive feedback into the cervical & upper thoracic musculature.

    Special Note: Support type pillows are orthotic devices (like a custom orthotic in your shoe) and therefore may take time to get accustomed to.  Healthcare providers should give patients proper education regarding the time needed for training the musculature in accepting the pillow.  Although some people can react positively to this type of pillow immediately, others may take up to 2 weeks of gradual increased use through the night.  Patient should use pillow to waking tolerance and then switch to previous pillow for the rest of the night.  Each successive night, patient should increase time support pillow is used through the night.

    Examples:  Tri-Core Standard; Tri-Core Gentle; Double Core & Double Core Select Pillows

    A.  Correct:  Helps eliminate symptoms by treating the cause of the condition.  Helps correct the cause of pain, supports treatment to regain proper function. At this stage, orthopedic pillows are often prescribed to assist in correcting the diagnosed condition and to help the patient regain proper function. Allows tissue to heal functionally. Prepares for the maintenance stage. Corrective pillows can help alleviate headaches; neck muscle and joint strains, arthritis and whiplash discomfort and help restore proper nerve function. Supportive pillows are used in this stage of care.

    B.  Maintain:  Ensures continued good health by helping sustain the body in its proper, natural posture.  Complements care to help prevent recurrence/progression. Pillows selected for the Maintain Stage should ensure continued good health by providing proper positioning and helping preserve the natural curvature of the neck and spine. For ideal maintenance, the pillow should provide maximum support and comfort. In fact, most people discover that once the normal curvature of the neck is restored, they crave the comfort of maximum support - the reason supportive pillows have grown more popular. Supportive pillows are used in this stage of care.

    3.  Combination Pillows: Combination pillows have a quality or an adjustability that allows the healthcare provider and the user to use the pillow though treatment.  The pillow has properties that give an accommodative/displacement function and a supportive function.

    Examples: Cervalign; Core Deluxe Water Pillow; Core Memory Plus;


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  • Core Products has a Back Support Belt for Everyone

    Posted on February 15, 2013 by Core Products

    Did you just have surgery? Is you lower back causing you pain and limiting the amount of activity you get each day? If you answered Yes to either one if these questions, a Lumbar Support Belt may help.

    The CorFit® Belt System is the best-designed back support belt on the market. That’s no exaggeration but simply a truism based on the high quality of its durable components and construction, coupled with careful attention to fit and comfort. Just ask anyone who’s seen or worn the CorFit for relief of lower back pain. Our patented fitting system allows us to create back support belts proportionally sized in height and length, with taller belts for larger people and smaller belts for petites and children. It’s the belt that fits everyone and provides comfort, compression, flexibility and stability.

    Click here to learn more about the Corfit Back Support Belt.

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  • Happy Valentine's Day From Core Products

    Posted on February 11, 2013 by Core Products

    At Core Products, we care about you! Making YOUR life more comfortable is our motto and our products are designed to do just that. We can help relieve aches and pains with our braces and supports, help relieve neck soreness with our orthopedic pillows, relieve lower back pain with our WITouch TENS unit, and offer you massage tools to pamper your sweetheart.

    As a celebration of Valentine's day, we would like to offer you 20% Off, instantly, when you shop with us online. If your order is $90+ we'll even ship it free! This offer ends Thursday night so hurry and place your order now!

    Happy Valentines Day from Core Products

    *20% Off Promo excludes WiTouch, and applies to retail customers only. Free shipping to lower 48 US States. Offer Ends 2/14/13.

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  • We've made some great new videos just for you!

    Posted on February 7, 2013 by Core Products

    In partnership with MassageNerd.com Productions, Core Products has developed some great new videos showcasing the use of several of our new products, including the WiTouch Wireless TENS unit and Thermal Core Moist Heat Therapy System.

    You can also watch Dr. Kari Jeske try the WiTouch TENS for Low Back Pain for the first time. She gives her initial reactions and then comes back to offer tips on removal, and her thoughts on the unit after a full treatment session.

    Also included are many videos describing our free display kits that are offered with case quantity purchases. Let Us Do The Selling For You!

    Last but certainly not least, we've put together some great informational videos on how our products help to reduce pain and also help to make your life more comfortable.

    Sit back, relax, and grab some popcorn, the feature begins now!

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