United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with a spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D).
Our programs and services provide support and information to their loved ones, care providers and professionals.

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United Spinal Members
We are people living with a spinal cord injury or disease. We are family members, friends, businesses, medical facilities, and healthcare professionals.
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Our goals. A young woman in a wheelchair sitting next to a young girl who is also a wheelchair user.
United Spinal’s goal is to enhance the quality of life of all Americans living with a spinal cord injury or disease and to promote independence and inclusion.
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United Spinal Advocacy

United Spinal is actively involved in advocating for laws and regulations that are beneficial to paralyzed Americans and all people with disabilities.
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We Reached Over 5000 Individuals With A Spinal Cord Injury Or Disease In 2015. But We Need To Reach More In 2016!

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United Spinal Updates

Thanks for Your Amazing Support

Thanksgiving offers each of us an opportunity to reflect upon the things that we are most thankful for, such as good health and the company and comfort of loved ones. United Spinal Association is most [...]

Minnesota Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Grant Program Success

Written By: Rob Wudlick Funding for spinal cord injury (SCI) research and other types of medical research is inadequate. As of 2015, about 14 percent of grant applications are approved by the National Institutes of [...]

United Spinal Launches Affiliate Service Provider Program

United Spinal Association's Affiliate Service Provider Program now offers the disability community greater choices in products and services.

United Spinal Hosts National Chapter Leadership Meeting

United Spinal Association hosted a National Chapter Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas, bringing together its chapter leaders from across the United States

Protect Access To Essential CRT Components

Let’s ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to individually-configured wheelchairs and wheelchair components.

To Work or Not To Work….What Is the Problem?

It is hard to find work after a disability, and it is still rare to find a business eager to give us a shot but that's no reason to stop trying.