The Core Health Blog

Our health and wellness blog gives us the opportunity to regularly connect with you about our latest news, events, and healthy tips.

Above all, Core Health is determined to help you achieve optimal health at all times. Although our work is mostly in the doctor’s office, we can help at home with this health blog. We offer tips, homeopathic ways to heal, and other ideas to consider. Our staff stands by these treatments and blog posts to help you heal. Welcome to Core Health’s health and wellness blog.

Modified Low Back Stretches

Modified Low Back Stretches

Modified low back stretches while seated will help stretch and relax your low back. Most pain from the low back comes from conditions affecting your lumbar spinal. For acute pain, we recommend a time-tested remedy, a stretch! Here at Core Health, the daily dose of...

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Posture and Why It’s Important to Your Wellness

Posture and Why It’s Important to Your Wellness

When you have a healthy posture, your head and body are well balanced. When you suffer from forward posture, you can add 10 pounds or more of pressure to your spinal cord, causing negative results to the rest of your body.

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Understanding the Healing Power of Chiropractic Adjustments

Understanding the Healing Power of Chiropractic Adjustments

What is a chiropractic adjustment, and how can it heal the body? A chiropractic adjustment typically involves a specific force applied to a vertebra aimed at correcting spinal subluxations. The goal of adjusting the spine is to restore proper motion, improve spinal...

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Don’t Be Salty: Aging Effects of Sodium and Obesity

Don’t Be Salty: Aging Effects of Sodium and Obesity

Have an overweight teenager who loves chips? Fast food? You may want to consider this study conducted by the Medical College of Georgia (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25869605), which showed a strong connection between sodium and early aging effects on...

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Adaptive Chiro for Children with Sensory Needs

Adaptive Chiro for Children with Sensory Needs

You’ve already worked through the mass of articles, advice, and paperwork that came along with your child’s diagnosis with ADHD, ASD, LD, or the like. While that alone has been overwhelming, the choice for treatment may seem just as daunting. Have you considered...

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What If You Don’t Need a Pelvic Exam?

What If You Don’t Need a Pelvic Exam?

What if you found out that yearly pelvic exam you dread, with all of its awkwardness and discomfort, was actually unnecessary? According to some physicians, the lack of benefits of this procedure may mean that you don’t need to go through this traumatic experience...

Bedtime Stories Make Better Readers

Bedtime Stories Make Better Readers

Do you remember asking a parent or grandparent to read you a bedtime story as a child? We all have our favorites, many of which span a variety of cultures and generations of storytelling. But did you know that reading to your child actually assists their early brain...

Beware of BPA! Negative Effects on Women and Children

Beware of BPA! Negative Effects on Women and Children

Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a synthetic chemical used in plastics such as disposable food containers, reusable water bottles, and medical equipment. BPA is also found in the coating used on aluminum cans which means canned foods and drinks can also be a source of this...

How is a Headache Like a Fire Alarm?

How is a Headache Like a Fire Alarm?

https://youtu.be/kKUp_vEZ3AM Your body can do some amazing things and a built-in warning system is one of the most important! We all have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in our homes to warn us of danger and allow us to take the necessary action to keep our...

Do Helmets Help? Preventing and Treating Infant Skull Deformation

Do Helmets Help? Preventing and Treating Infant Skull Deformation

Plagiocephaly (a flattened skull on one side) or Brachycephaly (symmetrical flattening) affects approximately 20% of infants, and has become more common since parents and doctors started reacting to SIDS risks by placing babies on their backs for extended periods of...

Modern Parenting Pitfalls

Modern Parenting Pitfalls

A symposium at the University of Notre Dame recently presented some interesting correlations between modern parenting behaviors and effects on brain and emotional development of their children. When compared with previous studies, some current modern parenting trends...

Exercise Makes a Healthy Mom and Baby

Exercise Makes a Healthy Mom and Baby

What kind of exercise, if any is safe for the expectant mom? With warnings and restrictions posted everywhere from airlines to amusement rides, moms-to-be aren't exactly motivated to put their baby's safety at risk in the name of exercise. The prevalence and ease of...

Can Chiropractic Care Eliminate Ear Infections?

Can Chiropractic Care Eliminate Ear Infections?

Acute otitis media, commonly known as ear infection, is so prevalent among preschool-aged children and younger, that it is considered the top reason parents bring their little ones to the doctor, as well as the top pediatric ailment receiving antibiotic treatment....

Neck Stretches to Reduce Pain in the Neck

Neck Stretches to Reduce Pain in the Neck

Dr. Jason Balthaser demonstrates neck stretches to alleviate pain, and to reduce tight muscles/spasm. Although it may seem odd, neck workouts can help soothe pain from your shoulders and head. Because it is a muscle, your neck needs to be worked out, and stretched....

The Magic of Magnesium

The Magic of Magnesium

Presently, magnesium supplements are everywhere, but why should you need one? For those who may not know, magnesium is crucial for the human body. Basically, it is a nutrient that your body needs for nerve function, making protein, and many other things. Core Health...

Hip and Pelvic Floor Dynamic Core Stability

Hip and Pelvic Floor Dynamic Core Stability

Dr. Jason Balthaser is here with a great exercise for any athlete that utilizes hip movement to decrease hip, low back/pelvic pain, and to improve mobility in the hips. Generally, hip movement exercises will need more space than other stretches. Before we get into the...

What is Toxic Shock?

What is Toxic Shock?

Although it sounds dangerous, toxic shock happens from a chiropractic adjustment. Core Health Berks is here to explain exactly what it is. Chiropractic care is one of the best non-invasive practices to have done to you. It is safe, natural, and effective. One of the...