Fractures are disruptive. Fractures are
painful. Fractures slow you down.
Fractures are costly in terms of time, money and suffering. How can osteoporotic fractures
be prevented? Calcium and vitamin D supplementation for those with osteoporosis. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider cares for many Ottawa
osteoporotic patients and recommends preventive measures like
nutritional supplementation to preempt
osteoporotic fractures and keep our Ottawa chiropractic patients
strong and fit.
SUPPLEMENTATION SAVES SUFFERING AND MONEY FOR FRACTURES
Your Ottawa chiropractor knows well that supplementing with calcium and vitamin D feeds the bones and helps them be strong. This feeding and
strengthening preferably should begin in the teen
years, but supplementing at any age is beneficial. A recent
study of osteoporosis patients in the European Union and the United States lists
a some amazing statistics:
(A) more than 500,000 fractures a year in the EU and 300,000 in the US could be avoided
if every adult with osteoporosis in the EU and US used
calcium and vitamin D and
(B) lots of money could be saved: €5.7 billion in the EU and $3.3 billion in
the US. (1)
Those are some huge numbers!
The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider surely encourages support
of this effort to save money and, more significantly,
suffering by supplementing with calcium and vitamin D3.
THE PROPER TYPE OF SUPPLEMENT IS KEY
The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is very certain
that if you are going to make 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 is
where the type of vitamin D you take is important. Attaining
and keeping adequate levels of vitamin D is also
important for bone and general health. This is an issue
for people everywhere. Why? Absorption. Absorption may
be hindered in conditions like obesity in which nutrients
get trapped in the adipose tissue, in diseases that are known
for decreased intestinal absorption, and with some neurological
diseases that need special drugs that prompt the
person’s system to not synthesize the calcifediol well.
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) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider recognizes the importance of good
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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 shares his plan of care for a patient’s neck
pain and migraine as it is an example of Ottawa chiropractic
care that incorporates nutrition, lifestyle tips,
exercise, and spinal manipulation using gentle Cox® Technic to manage
Schedule a Ottawa chiropractic appointment with
The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider 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 prevented?” Calcium and vitamin D supplementation.