Falls: Are You or a Loved One at Risk? How We Can Help

You’re walking along, going about your day as usual, when your feet slip out from beneath you and you land smack on the floor. If you’re lucky, the worst you experience is a bit of temporary concern or embarrassment. 

If you’re not as fortunate, you can end up dealing with a potentially severe injury or even lasting disability.

At Michigan Neurology Associates, our expert team strives to serve people of all ages who have a high-risk profile for falls, with an aim of increasing your personal safety and well-being. Keep reading to learn about these risk factors, as well as ways we can support you.

Falling risk factors

Everyone falls at some point in their lives, but various factors increase your risk for frequent falls and related injuries. These factors include:

Age is the leading risk factor for falls, which become increasingly likely from age 65 on. In fact, one in four adults in this age group falls each year in the United States. And every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. 

Although most falls are not fatal, they all bring a risk of injuries, such as hip fractures, wrist fractures, spinal compression, and subdural hemorrhages.

How to prevent falls

While you can’t prevent all falls, you can make an effort to significantly lower your risk of falling and developing related health problems. The process starts with gaining awareness of your personal risk factors, ideally with the guidance of a qualified professional who can guide you through the next best steps.

Fall prevention services we provide at Michigan Neurology Associates include:

We also provide ongoing follow-up support, in case you would benefit from further recommendations or could use help navigating any new challenges along the way.

Learn more about falling risks or get the support you need by reaching out to us at Michigan Neurology Associates today. We have locations in Clinton Township, St. Clair Shores, and Utica, Michigan.

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