Support & Services For The Spinal Cord Injury & Disease Community

Madison SCI – A Chapter of United Spinal Association

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Madison SCI – A Chapter of United Spinal Association

The mission of Madison SCI is to benefit and raise awareness of the community of people with spinal cord issues (injury, illness, & disease) and related conditions – including multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and others.

Madison SCI offers peer/mentoring for individuals and family members and adaptive equipment that members can borrow for free.

We plan – There’s always something to plan for at MadSCI: events, outings, meetings, discussions, and many other ongoing activities.
We go – MadSCI is on the move with events that will get you out there, get you into it, and keep you going.
We conquer – Our MadSCI community will help you adjust to and deal with life as a spinal cord injury or someone with related issues. We are here for your family and caregivers too! Just let us know how we can help.

Madison SCI holds regularly scheduled events that encourage socialization, fitness, personal enlightenment, and community involvement.

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.