United Spinal Association Tennessee Chapter

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United Spinal Association Tennessee Chapter

The United Spinal Association Tennessee Chapter is committed to connecting and promoting empowerment among the Tennessee community of individuals whose lives are impacted by spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). We will facilitate change by providing services that contribute to the health and vitality of the community.
Education

Knowledge is power. The TN Chapter is committed to ongoing education for the SCI/D community and to the general public to raise awareness and understanding of our unique needs.
Community Outreach

The Chapter serves the SCI/D community and connects committed individuals to those seeking assistance. We establish and promote community programs including, but not limited to: support groups, sports, and travel. We help build new purpose and meaning to life after SCI/D. We stand strong and drive action, locally and nationally, to ensure access and equality for the entire disabled community.

The TN Chapter aims to develop and sustain an increasing number of high impact programs in our community. Your contribution will make that goal a reality. Donate now.

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.