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Support the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities

Institutionalization remains a serious problem for people with disabilities. United Spinal supports the Disability Integration Act (S. 910/H.R. 2472) which addresses this serious problem by specifying in Federal Statute that people with disabilities have a federally protected right to a real choice in how and where they receive community [...]

2017-10-16T21:10:24+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Your Spinal Cord Injury Rehab is Over…Now What?

Your spinal cord injury rehab is over. After spending several weeks or months in rehabilitation therapy following a spinal cord injury, brain injury or another acquired disability, it can feel like ending a love-hate relationship. Even for those with degenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis or ALS, where do you go [...]

2017-06-23T20:47:56+00:00 May 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

United Spinal’s VetsFirst Program Honors Our Nation’s Military in Recognition of Veterans Day

United Spinal Association’s VetsFirst program thanks all generations of America’s veterans for serving us proudly by helping them transition back to their families and communities. Veterans Day is just one day to honor the courageous men and women that have made the sacrifice to protect our freedom. It is also [...]

2016-12-31T02:26:48+00:00 November 6th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

It's Official!–United Spinal Announces Acquisition of New Mobility

At a buzzing reception during the Independence Expo in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 1, the brass at United Spinal Association and New Mobility magazine officially announced the partnership of the two organizations to others in the disability field. "New Mobility brings readers the latest news on wheelchair lifestyle, activism, equipment, [...]

2016-12-31T02:27:02+00:00 October 2nd, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|

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.