Northwest Ohio Chapter of United Spinal Association

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Northwest Ohio Chapter of United Spinal Association

The Northwest Ohio Chapter of United Spinal Association covers the Toledo, Ohio metro area along with northwestern Ohio and parts of southeastern Michigan. Our most popular programs include the computer exchange program and our yearly fishing trip out on Lake Erie.

We also visit schools and area nursing colleges speaking about life with a spinal cord injury and what a typical day is like living with a SCI. We go more in-depth with the nursing students about what type of care or special devices we may need if we’re in the hospital.

We try to squeeze in as many recreational activities as our budget will allow. The largest being our annual perch fishing trip during late August on Lake Erie. We also celebrate the holidays with a year end party.

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.

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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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