Fractures are no fun. Fractures are
painful. Fractures keep you from doing what you want to do.
Fractures are pricey 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 with osteoporosis. Disc Centers Of America sees many Buffalo, NY
osteoporotic patients and endorses preventive measures like
nutritional supplementation to deter
osteoporotic fractures and keep our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients
strong and healthy.
SUPPLEMENTATION SAVES SUFFERING AND MONEY FOR FRACTURES
Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor is
quite aware that supplementing with calcium and vitamin D feeds the bones and helps them be strong. This feeding and
strengthening ideally should begin in the teen
years, but supplementing at any age is beneficial. A new
study of osteoporosis patients in the European Union and the United States reveals
a couple startling facts:
(A) greater than 500,000 fractures a year in the EU and 300,000 in the United States could be avoided
if every osteoporotic adult in the EU and US used
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 big figures!
Disc Centers Of America certainly urges support
of this effort to save money and, more importantly,
suffering by supplementing with calcium and vitamin D3.
THE PROPER TYPE OF SUPPLEMENT IS KEY
Disc Centers Of America is quite certain
that if you are making the effort to supplement
with calcium and vitamin D, you want it to be effective. You
want the nutrients to be absorbed as much as possible. That’s
where the type of vitamin D you take is important. Attaining
and maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D is also
important for bone and general health. This is a problem
for people everywhere. Why? Absorption. Absorption may
be hindered in conditions like obesity in which nutrients
get stuck in the adipose tissue, in diseases that are known
for decreased intestinal absorption, and with some neurological
diseases that need special drugs that predispose the
person’s system to not synthesize the calcifediol effectively.
The recommendation in this recent research paper is to use
oral calcifediol (vitamin D3) as it is three to five times more powerful and
has a greater rate of intestinal absorption. (2) Disc Centers Of America sees this as important.
CONTACT Disc Centers Of America
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 shares his plan of care for a patient’s neck
pain and migraine as it is exemplary of Buffalo, NY chiropractic
care that incorporates nutrition, lifestyle pointers,
exercise, and spinal manipulation using gentle Cox® Technic to manage
Schedule a Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment with
Disc Centers Of America today. Why? It facilitates prevention of
osteoporotic fractures and saves a lot of money! Just remember
the response to this question: “How might osteoporotic fractures
be avoided?” Calcium and vitamin D supplementation.