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.
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Corporate Advisory Council – Strengthening Our Mission 2017-07-28T20:15:54+00:00

United Spinal’s Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) is comprised of our committed corporate partners from the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical, medical devices and supplies, transportation and infrastructure, veterans, assistive technology and communications sectors.

The CAC offers thought leadership and fosters a robust dialogue to broaden and strengthen our shared priorities to further United Spinal’s mission. Our corporate partners work with us to educate, empower, and activate our community through United Spinal’s comprehensive array of programs, services and advocacy efforts.

Chairmen’s Circle

Hollister
Patrick Noble, General Manager, US Continence & Critical Care

Permobil
John Goetz, Government Affairs Manager

Corporate Advisory Council Members