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August 2021 Health Newsletter

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augustWe are excited to share important news regarding the evolution of our company and how this change will benefit you. We are delighted to announce that our company name will be changing as September 2021 to Aligned. Look for the big sign on the building!!

This name change will allow us to represent ourselves and our services within our community in the best possible way.  Our commitment to our patients remains our highest priority. Our purpose is to help as many people as possible reach optimal health and wellness.

As part of this exciting rebranding effort, Aligned will be streamlining its services to better support our community’s needs.

The Aligned Chiropractic team will still be serving its patients with no interruptions or changes in treatment plans. You will also be happy to see both Dr. Joshua and Dr. Jessica Katz in the treatment bays! You asked for it, so we are back! We are always looking for team members to best serve our community so you may see a new face in the near future.

The Aligned Health and Wellness team will be tackling tough to treat conditions like Peripheral Neuropathy, gut issues, thyroid conditions and more. If you would like a consult for any of these conditions, feel free to let our staff and front desk know that you have interests.

All medical records for all Physical Medicine of the Carolinas’ patients will remain in our current location.

It is also with great emotion that we announce Dr. Denner, will be returning to his home state of Iowa. We knew this time would come, and it is upon us. We can all agree that he has taken great care of the patients he has served and will be sorely missed by many. Let’s all wish him well as he transitions back towards his family and into his new practice! His last week of treatment will be the week of August 31st. Please feel free to wish him well and thanks for the great chiropractic care he has delivered.


In Health and Excitement,

Drs. Joshua and Jessica Katz

Current Articles

» Chiropractic Care - An Ally In Your Health and Wellness
» Chiropractic Miracles
» More Exercises Are Proving Helpful for Optimal Brain Health & Function
» A Little Exercise, A Longer Life
» Reduce Stroke With Fruits and Vegetables

Chiropractic Care - An Ally In Your Health and Wellness

Few have escaped the impact of Covid-19, now for more than a year.  Whether you've personally experienced Covid or just heard the heart-breaking stories, we are more aware than ever the value of a healthy body and healthy immune system.

A healthy, capable body with stamina, energy, and strong immune system is much more prepared to deal with the many pathogens we encounter daily.

Did you know, many chiropractors have vast training and experience with improving their patients' overall health and wellness?  In addition to traditional chiropractic care - the chiropractic adjustment - many provide dietary and nutritional recommendations, exercise prescriptions and regimens, and promote healthy lifestyle changes.  It makes sense that many consider doctors of chiropractic "health and wellness" doctors, focused on natural healing and well-being.

The majority of chiropractors utilize chiropractic adjustments - delivered in a variety of ways, such as hands or instruments - as their primary treatment.  Chiropractic adjustments not only have a tremendous positive effect on pain and joint mobility, they can also positively impact the nervous system.  Think of a chiropractic adjustment as not only removing joint adhesions and reducing pain, but additionally as potentially removing nerve interference and essentially jump starting and resetting parts of the nervous system.

We know that without an optimally functioning nervous system, your health, wellness and immune system can become compromised, reducing your body’s ability to stave off pathogens and infections.  So while chiropractic care is commonly utilized for the treatment of back pain, neck and head pain, and extremity pain, chiropractic care can also be impactful in enhancing overall health and wellness including immune system functioning.

Interested in improving your overall health and wellness?  Looking to strengthen your immune system and ability to tackle those nasty pathogens we encounter daily?  Look no further than your local chiropractor!  Call to find out if we have the solution for what ails you!


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Chiropractic Miracles

While there are many philosophies and beliefs in regards to chiropractic care and exactly how everything works and what conditions chiropractic care can affect, there are also those clinical results experienced by chiropractic patients daily that are plain and simple, chiropractic miracles. Rather than get into the specifics of how chiropractic works and why, we’d simply like to share a case study published in a recent issue of the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. In this study, a 7-year old girl presents to a chiropractor after having suffered from cyclic vomiting syndrome for the previous 4 1/2 years. She additionally had a 2-month history of headaches and stomachaches. After receiving a thorough chiropractic evaluation, she was treated with a safe, low-force chiropractic procedure to her upper neck region. According to the case study, her symptoms improved within an hour of treatment. Chiropractic care has helped millions of people not only get out of pain, but similar to this case study, resolve their medical mysteries, so-to-speak, and experience their own chiropractic miracles. We encourage those who are suffering from pain and other health problems to contact their local chiropractor today for a consultation to see if chiropractic care can be their miracle too!

Source: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 179-183 (December 2010

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More Exercises Are Proving Helpful for Optimal Brain Health & Function

How can you boost brain power? It’s an important question to ask, especially with the rise of dementia and Alzheimer’s diseases. Is there really anything that can be done to achieve optimal brain health in an effort to ward off these debilitating diseases? Indeed there is! Reuters recently reported on a study that found more and more physical exercises are proving useful for brain health. Tai Chi seems to dominate the cognitive function category. But they’re definitely not alone – which is great news for people who like activities that are more energetic. A variety of strength training and aerobic exercises have been shown to slow cognitive decline in adults over the age of 50. Neurons in the brain fire whenever people are engaged in a form of physical activity. Even something like walking regularly can have a profound effect on brain function. The neurons in the brain fire whenever people have to balance and contract their muscles. Not only does the rapid firing help the body to perform these functions even better, they keep the brain active and healthy. The Harvard Health Blog recommends walking at the very least. If people aren’t into that, they can try:

  • Swimming
  • Dancing
  • Tennis
  • Aerobics Classes

And even hiring a personal trainer. The goal here is not so much what type of physical activity a person engages in, but the regularity in which they do it. Exercising at least three days a week is a good start for achieving optimal brain health.

Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine, online April 24, 2017.

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A Little Exercise, A Longer Life

Individuals partaking in even just a small amount of low-intensity exercise are significantly less likely to die prematurely than their sedentary counterparts, according to researchers.  The findings come from examining data from 10 previous studies of more than 36,000 older subjects.  The evidence is becoming more clear – stop moving, and the risk of death increases significantly.  Being sedentary 10 hours a day increased death during the close to 7-year study by 48%.  Those that pushed their sedentary lifestyle to 12 hours a day nearly tripled their risk of death during this time frame.  The good news is that researchers found that literally any level of physical activity level was beneficial.  Thus, you don’t need to run a marathon or even run to reap the benefits.  Simply get up, get out and just move!

Source: BMJ 2019;366:l5051

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Reduce Stroke With Fruits and Vegetables

Want to significantly reduce your risk for stroke?  Research indicates eating fruits and vegetables can do so by almost one-third.  To obtain their data, researchers evaluated twenty recent studies that included more than 760,000 participants and approximately 17,000 strokes.  Those eating the most fruits and vegetables were 21 percent less likely to experience a stroke.  For every 200 grams of fruit consumed daily, stroke risk was reduced 32 percent and 11 percent with every 200 grams of vegetables consumed.  What fruits and vegetables seemed to have the most beneficial effects you ask?  According to researchers, citrus fruits such as grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes as well as apples, pears and leafy vegetables were most linked to reduced stroke risk.  With strokes listed as the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., adding or increasing consumption of these fruits and vegetables is a no-brainer.

Source: Stroke, online May 8, 2014.

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