Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

Our Membership Community

Our membership community provides a lifeline for many individuals that are focused on regaining their independence and improving their quality of life––whether they are leaving rehab after sustaining a spinal cord injury, learning to live with symptoms of a spinal cord disorder, or have spent years of frustration coping with disability. We provide members guidance and resources on a variety of topics they are passionate about, such as employment, affordable housing, transportation, health care, home- and community-based independent living, education, peer support, and leisure and recreation.

Ask Us

United Spinal’s Ask Us program connects you with information, resources, and access to our “Ask Us Spinal Cord Central” help center. Browse the Knowledge Books below for answers to your questions. If you can’t find what you are looking for just Ask Us and one of our knowledgeable staff will provide you with answers.
You are here >>:Home/Featured, Program Success Stories, United Spinal News/United Spinal Launches Affiliate Service Provider Program

United Spinal Launches Affiliate Service Provider Program

United Spinal Association is now offering the disability community greater choices in products and services.

The Affiliate Service Provider program provides consumers, caregivers, and professionals the opportunity to discover valuable disability-related products or services, both regionally and nationally.

The Affiliate Service Provider program (http://providers.spinalcord.org), consists of an online directory offering a full spectrum of clinical care, products and services, with an emphasis on spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D).

“We developed the Affiliate Service Provider program to ensure wheelchair users and other consumers living with SCI/D can take advantage of the very best products and services – discoverable all in one place,” said Megan Lee, national sales manager at United Spinal Association.

“Convenient access to reputable support is something we know our members really want and that the larger disability community will welcome,” added Lee.

The Affiliate Service Provider program directory is housed on United Spinal’s SCI Resource Center website, which has thousands of unique visitors per month. Consumers accessing the directory can search listings by state, keyword, and category.

“We are confident that linking the directory to our Resource Center website which is heavily trafficked by disability consumers and individuals seeking timely support will only add to the program’s success,” said Lee.

United Spinal is seeking businesses that specialize in vehicle and hand controls, therapeutic and bathroom equipment, urological suppliers, scooters, wheelchairs, adaptive devices, contractors, ramp companies and other disability-related products and services.

For businesses interested in becoming an affiliate service provider, visit http://providers.spinalcord.org, or contact Megan Lee at 718-803-3782 ext. 7253 or mlee@unitedspinal.org.