Chapters in Texas

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United Spinal Chapters in Texas

United Spinal Association Chapters in the State of Texas provide services to the Spinal Cord Injury & Disability Community by promoting inclusion and independence as well as offering participatory programs, advocating for rights and accessibility, and offering guidance and support to their communities.

Chapters in Texas are self-dependent organizations that share the goals of United Spinal Association and support them within the State of Texas.

United Spinal Association of Houston

The United Spinal Association of Houston family is a unified effort of passionate individuals committed to creating unique services and programs to ensure high quality lives after disability.

Rio Grande Chapter of United Spinal Association

The Rio Grande Chapter of United Spinal Association promotes health and well being for persons with a spinal cord injury in the El Paso area, promotes inclusion and independence, and organizes local events and projects while advocating for rights and accessibility.

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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