Fractures are disruptive. Fractures are painful. Fractures slow you down. Fractures are costly in not only in terms of money but also time and suffering. How can osteoporotic fractures be prevented? Calcium and vitamin D supplementation for those who have osteoporosis. New Hampshire Spine and Sport sees many Southern New Hampshire osteoporotic patients and recommends preventive measures like nutritional taking supplements to preempt osteoporotic fractures and keep our Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients strong and in good shape.
SUPPLEMENTATION SAVES SUFFERING AND MONEY FOR FRACTURES
Your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor realizes that supplementing with calcium and vitamin D supports the health of bones and helps them be strong. This feeding and strengthening ideally should start in the teen years, but supplementing at any age is of value. A recent study of osteoporosis patients in the European Union and the United States reveals a couple amazing facts:
(A) greater than 500,000 fractures a year in the European Union and 300,000 in the US could be prevented if every osteoporotic adult in the EU and US took calcium and vitamin D and
(B) €5.7 billion in the EU and $3.3 billion in the US could be saved. (1)
Those are some huge figures! New Hampshire Spine and Sport surely urges backing this effort to save money and, more importantly, suffering by supplementing with calcium and vitamin D3.
THE PROPER TYPE OF SUPPLEMENT IS KEY
New Hampshire Spine and Sport is quite confident that if you are going to make the effort to take calcium and vitamin D, you want it to work. You want the nutrients to be absorbed as much as possible. That is where the form of vitamin D you choose is important. Achieving and keeping proper levels of vitamin D is also key for bone and general health. This is an issue for people around the world. Why? Absorption. Absorption may be delayed in conditions like obesity in which nutrients get stuck in the adipose tissue, in diseases that are known for reduced intestinal absorption, and with some neurological diseases that require special drugs that predispose the person’s system to not synthesize the calcifediol successfully. The recommendation in this recent research paper is to take oral calcifediol (vitamin D3) as it is three to five times more powerful and has a greater rate of intestinal absorption. (2) New Hampshire Spine and Sport recognizes the importance of good absorption.
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Chiropractors incorporate spinal manipulation, exercise, nutrition, and more into a treatment plan. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jeremy Heidt on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who presents his plan of care for a patient’s neck pain and migraine as it is an example of Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care that incorporates nutrition, lifestyle tips, exercise, and spinal manipulation using gentle Cox® Technic to manage spine-related pain.
Schedule a Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment with New Hampshire Spine and Sport today. Why? It helps prevent osteoporotic fractures and saves quite a bit of money! Just remember the response to this question: “How might osteoporotic fractures be prevented?” Calcium and vitamin D supplementation.