United Spinal Association of Houston

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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.

The many faces of our expansive Houston-based network include individuals living with disability, caregivers, hospitals and healthcare professionals, durable medical equipment manufacturers and suppliers, and a multitude of other highly dedicated organizations. United Spinal Association of Houston is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

WE BELIEVE

  • That people living with disability can lead highly purposeful and meaningful lives.
  • That disability dramatically affects the person living with paralysis, as well as, an entire community that loves and supports them.
  • That healing occurs through fostering knowledge, innovation, wellness, and relationships with others.
  • That lasting, wide-spread impact is developed through strong, service-focused partnerships.

Connections Peer Network
Connections Peer Network is a Houston-based peer network program with a mission to establish support groups, one-on-one peer support, and fun, social “meet-ups”.

Facing Disability
FacingDisability was specifically created to connect families who suddenly have to deal with a spinal cord injury with other people like them. Our website has more than 1,000 videos of family members answering real-life questions about how they cope with a spinal cord injury.

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.