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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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.
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Connect With United Spinal Chapters Near You

We are pleased to let you know that our United Spinal Chapters have significantly increased in numbers and wanted to ensure that you were aware of what is being offered in your area.

Our Chapters provide many different types of programs and services that are geared towards giving members a chance to get to know others and participate in events that are both fun and entertaining.

If you are interested in being affiliated with one of our United Spinal Chapters, please go to the following webpage and update your membership record: http://www.unitedspinal.org/membership-form. Be sure to select the chapter that you wish to be affiliated with in the dropdown box within the form.

Once you complete the form the chapter may reach out to you regarding upcoming events or activities, but please feel free to make contact with them should you have any questions? You can access their information by visiting the following webpage for a full listing of our chapters. http://www.spinalcord.org/chapters/directory

Please feel free to contact me directly should you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Nick LiBassi
Director, Chapter Relations
120-34 Queens Blvd, Suite 320
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Office: 718-803-3782 ext. 7410
E-mail: nlibassi@unitedspinal.org

2017-06-19T20:36:39+00:00 By |Latest, United Spinal Updates|