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Female Veterans Are Fastest Growing Segment of Homeless Veteran Population

2018-07-08T17:30:43+00:00Categories: Featured, United Spinal Updates, Veterans|

The Veterans Administration says that female veterans comprise the fastest-growing segment of the homeless veteran population.

2018 Roll On Capitol Hill – Accomplishing More Than Ever Before

2018-07-29T22:36:38+00:00Categories: Advocacy, Featured, United Spinal Updates|

The 2018 Roll on Capitol Hill was attended by more wheelchair using advocates and more disability advocates than ever before. The result was that our grass roots activists from across the country accomplished more Hill visits and raised awareness of critical issues to a greater extent than ever before. [...]

Desert Storm Veteran Cheri Arnold Rolling on Capitol Hill to Improve VA Healthcare

2018-06-20T10:41:48+00:00Categories: Blog, Latest|

Cheri Arnold is determined to bring attention to issues impacting veterans living with paralysis and other disabilities such as post-traumatic stress disorder, and the deteriorating VA healthcare services in Washington, DC.

Maximizing Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

2018-06-05T09:26:32+00:00Categories: 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 [...]

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.