from the Institute for Patient Access
Falls and fractures are all-too-common injuries for seniors. Precautions usually include installing grab bars, removing trip hazards and using a walker or cane. But new research shows seniors might also consider another approach: balanced pain management.
As outlined in The Journals of Gerontology, researchers found that opioid use is “significantly” linked to an increased risk of falls and fall injuries among seniors. Each year such injuries land more than 3 million seniors in emergency rooms across the country.