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The National Spinal Cord Injury Hotline, Inc.


The National Spinal Cord Injury Hotline is a nonprofit, toll-free information and referral service. It was established in 1984 and receives calls from people who have sustained a traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) resulting in paralysis. Members of their families and health care providers also call. The number is 1-800-526-3456. The Hotline helps people with paraplegia and quadriplegia find answers that allow them to live more independent lives. The Hotline can guide individuals and families through the bewildering array of questions they face after a paralyzing injury. Questions range from therapeutic programs to home modifications, from medical equipment to sports and recreation.


The heartbeat of the National SCI Hotline is a nationwide network of volunteers who share their knowledge and experience of SCI. The Hotline refers callers who have concerns about their injury and local resources to a peer contact in their geographic area who can offer assistance and support. Over 550 individuals are available across the country to share their insights on SCI. Give us a call to meet some of our volunteers.

How to contact us:

Call 1-800-526-3456 between the hours of 9am and 5pm, EST... or e-mail us at