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Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders System of Care


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Learn about SCI/D care in VA

Learn more about VA's Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders Hub and Spokes System of Care.

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Why choose VA for SCI/D care?

There are a lot of benefits for Veterans receiving care for spinal cord injuries and disorders from VA.

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Are you eligible for spinal cord injury care in VA?

Eligibility and Enrollment

Many Veterans don't know they're eligible for SCI/D care from VA. If you served in the military, you may be eligible.

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VA's Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders System of Care

VA’s Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders (SCI/D) System of Care provides a coordinated life-long continuum of services for Veterans with a spinal cord injury or disorder. VA serves Veterans in a convenient and connected network that delivers care for each phase of life. 

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The VA has the largest system of care for spinal cord injuries and disorders in the United States.  If you are dedicated to serving those who have served our country, please consider working for Veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders:   search for jobs at VA

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You can  e-mail VA's Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders National Office for more information.  In order to protect your privacy, we cannot respond by e-mail.  Please give us a phone number that we can use to reach you and please use caution entering personal information becuase the security of regular email cannot be gauranteed.    

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Exoskeletons can help some Veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders walk. You can learn more about eligibility and qualification criteria in the links below.  


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Learn More About Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders

The links below connect to VA information sheets that will help you understand spinal cord injuries and disorders.
Research in spinal cord injuries and disorders
Lower level SCI: What to expect
Upper Level SCI: What to expect
Depression and SCI/D
Drinking alcohol after SCI/D
Nutrition after an SCI/D
Staying healthy with an SCI/D
SCI/D emergency preparedness
Healthy breathing
Hiring a caregiver or personal assistant
Home modifications
Your transition home
Managing your bladder
Managing your bowel
Understanding spinal cord disorders  
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Links to other sources of information.  Links to websites outside of VA are for informational purposes only.  VA is not responsible for information that appears on these websites.


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