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Accessing Telehealth Services with Teladoc

Learn how you can have convenient and cost-effective 24/7 access to board certified doctors by web, phone or mobile app to address non-emergency, routine medical issues. When you can’t reach your primary care physician, skip the urgent aid office or the emergency room and talk to a Teladoc physician. If [...]

2018-11-20T15:49:27+00:00Categories: Latest|

Tax-Advantaged Savings for Individuals with Disabilities

Save for today’s needs or invest for tomorrow in a simple, affordable and tax-advantaged account that won’t impact certain disability benefits. ABLEnow accounts are made possible by the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which authorized states to establish tax-advantaged ABLE savings programs. Join us to learn about ABLE [...]

2018-11-20T15:49:58+00:00Categories: Latest|

United Spinal’s 24/7 Resources and Counseling Services to Support Veterans

In recognition of Veteran’s Day, United Spinal Association would like to take a moment to thank the men and women who have bravely defended our freedom.

2018-11-08T16:09:58+00:00Categories: Latest, United Spinal Updates|

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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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.