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Maximizing Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

2018-06-05T09:26:32+00:00 Categories: Latest|

This webinar will focus on comprehensive rehabilitation after spinal cord injury and highlight required care guidelines provided by a spinal cord injury medical center. It will also cover critical questions such as how long a person with a new spinal cord injury should be in inpatient rehabilitation and what minimum [...]

Study on the Effectiveness of Remote Wheelchair Transfer Training

2018-05-30T10:08:28+00:00 Categories: Latest, United Spinal Updates|

The University of Pittsburgh is currently recruiting for a research study to determine the effectiveness of a remote wheelchair transfer training program. Activities involved in this study include the completion of questionnaires and review of an interactive training module.

Washington State Disability Advocate Ian Mackay Will Be Rolling With Us!

2018-05-24T13:00:02+00:00 Categories: Advocacy, Featured, United Spinal Updates|

Ian Mackay, Washington State advocate, activist, avid outdoor enthusiast and peer group leader, will be attending United Spinal's Roll on Capitol Hill to speak with legislators on issues that affect the independence and quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries and disorders.

Frances M. Ozur Cole Speaking Out for Complex Rehab Technology

2018-05-30T13:21:17+00:00 Categories: Featured, United Spinal Updates|

United Spinal Association will host Frances M. Ozur Cole from Albuquerque, New Mexico, at its 7th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill, June 24-27 in Washington, D.C., along with other prominent disability advocates, to speak directly with legislators on issues that affect the independence and quality of life for people with [...]

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.
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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.