• 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.

  • 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.

Support & Services For The Spinal Cord Injury & Disease Community

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About This Form
Individual membership is free and open to people with spinal cord injuries or disorders, family members, care providers and professionals, and interested individuals. You will be able to obtain your free New Mobility Magazine subscription and join one of our many chapters if you so choose.

Age Restrictions
You must be 18 years or older to qualify for membership in United Spinal. Parents and guardians of children under 18 years of age are encouraged to become members by completing the application. Please enter your information and not information pertaining to your child.

Chapters
Consider joining a United Spinal Chapter! Please review our Chapter Directory for information on locations and services. There is no cost or commitment and no additional information is required. Click to view Chapter Directory

Member Benefits

  • Advice and Guidance
  • Peer Support
  • Free New Mobility Magazine
  • Veterans Benefits Counseling
  • Ongoing Educational Webinars
  • Local Chapters
  • Free Publications
  • Being A Part Of The Bigger Picture