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Baton Rouge Osteoporosis & Fracture Prevention with Calcium and Vitamin D

June 25, 2019

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 averted? Calcium and vitamin D supplementation for those who have osteoporosis. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers cares for many Baton Rouge osteoporotic patients and endorses preventive measures like nutritional taking supplements to deter osteoporotic fractures and keep our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients strong and healthy.


Your Baton Rouge chiropractor is quite aware 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 beneficial. A new study of osteoporosis patients in the European Union and the United States lists a some startling pieces of data:

(A) more than 500,000 fractures a year in the European Union and 300,000 in the United States 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 big figures! Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers surely urges support of this effort to save money and, more importantly, suffering by supplementing with calcium and vitamin D3.


Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is quite confident that if you are going to make the effort to supplement with calcium and vitamin D, you want it to be effective. You want them to be absorbed as much as possible. That is where the type of vitamin D you take is important. Achieving and keeping adequate levels of vitamin D is also key for bone and general health. This is a problem for people around the world. Why? Absorption. Absorption may be slowed 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 effectively. The recommendation in this new 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) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers sees this as important.

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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 exemplary of Baton Rouge chiropractic care that includes nutrition, lifestyle tips, exercise, and spinal manipulation using gentle Cox® Technic to manage spine-related pain.

Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment with Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers today. Why? It helps prevent 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.

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers suggests nutritional supplementation with vitamin D and calcium to prevent osteoporotic fractures.