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United Spinal Association Can Assist You With Spinal Cord Injury Resources, Guidance, Answers, Peer Support, and Community. 

Spinal Cord Injury Resources

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Resources For Veterans With A Disability

United Spinal’s VetsFirst program maintains an extensive library of information on veteran’s benefits and resources. The VetsFirst Ask Us program can help veterans and their family members find the answers they need regarding their VA benefits. You can browse the VetsFirst Knowledgebooks below or obtain direct assistance from one of our veterans benefits specialists.
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United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with a spinal cord injury or disorder (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals.

We believe no person should be excluded from opportunity on the basis of their disability. Our goal is to provide people living with SCI/D programs and services that maximize their independence and enable them to remain active in their communities.

Our Spinal Cord Injury Resources and Team are there for you.

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.