Spondylosis

Post Date:January 18, 2017

Spondylosis refers to the degeneration of the bones of the spine (vertebrae) or the disks or joints between those bones. The degeneration can occur in one or more areas of the spine, such as the neck (cervical spondylosis), lower back (lumbar spondylosis) or middle back (thoracic spondylosis). The wear and tear associated with spondylosis can […]

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Stenosis

Post Date:January 18, 2017

Stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of a canal, valve or passage in the body. Stenosis in the spine, for example, is characterized by narrowing of the spinal canal, which can in turn put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves and cause pain. Spinal stenosis can cause numbness, weakness or tingling in the legs, feet, […]

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Syringomyelia

Post Date:January 18, 2017

Syringomyelia is a disorder in which a fluid-filled cysts forms within the spinal cord. Over time, the cyst may expand and enlarge, resulting in damage to the spinal cord as well as pain, weakness and stiffness in the back, shoulders and extremities. Headaches, a loss of ability to feel hot or cold, as well as […]

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Tethered Spinal Cord

Post Date:January 18, 2017

Tethered spinal cord is a neurological disorder in which tissue attaches to the spinal cord, limiting its movement within the spinal column. The progressive disorder can occur congenitally – often with a close link to spina bifida – or as a result of injury to the spinal cord, and most commonly develops in the lower […]

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Thoracic Spine

Post Date:January 18, 2017

The thoracic spine is the middle section of vertebrae in the spine, made up of 12 vertebrae in the chest area with the ribs attached. The thoracic area of the spine is one of three sections of the spinal column and sits between the cervical spine in the neck and the lumbar spine in the […]

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UPDATE MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Post Date:January 18, 2017

Don’t forget to notify us when your address changes. This is the only way to ensure you continue to receive the PN magazine and other important information from the national office and your local chapter. In addition, we would appreciate new phone numbers and email addresses. Update your information here. Transferring Your Membership Please keep […]

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Cervical Spine Injury

Post Date:January 18, 2017

Cervical spine injury is an injury to an individual’s upper (cervical) spine, causing paralysis or weakness in both the arms, hands, trunk and legs. Injuries to the cervical spine – which includes eight vertebrae labeled C1 through C8 from top to bottom – are the most severe spinal cord injury levels. Injuries to the upper half […]

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Cervical Spine Stenosis

Post Date:January 18, 2017

Cervical spinal stenosis is among the most serious complications caused by degenerative changes in the upper (cervical) spine due to aging. The condition occurs when an overgrowth of bone or tissue narrows the spaces in an individual’s cervical spine, resulting in pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots. Symptoms are often present on only […]

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Cervical Stenosis

Post Date:January 18, 2017

Cervical stenosis occurs when an overgrowth of bone or tissue narrows the spaces in an individual’s upper (cervical) spine, resulting in pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots. The condition can cause numbness, weakness or tingling in the legs, feet, arm or hands, and/or, in severe cases, problems with bladder and bowel function. Symptoms […]

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Degenerative Disc Disease

Post Date:January 18, 2017

While not actually a disease, the term degenerative disc disease is often used to describe the normal changes in an individual’s spine as they age. Over time, individuals may experience the loss of fluid in their discs, reducing the ability of those discs to serve as shock absorbers and cushion the bones of the spine […]

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A coalition of nearly 100 disability advocacy organizations including Paralyzed Veterans of America will focus much of its efforts in the coming year on protecting Social Security disability benefits and marking the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities – a coalition of national consumer, advocacy, provider […]

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Post Date:January 18, 2017

ABOUT US Is Paralyzed Veterans of America a legitimate company?// Is PVA hero legit?// Are Paralyzed Veterans of America legitimate? Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is a legitimate Charity registered in the United States (view PVA financial statements here). PVAhero, which is a website owned by PVA, is also legitimate. PVA was founded in 1946, […]

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Financial Statements Year ended June 30, 2016 With Report of Independent Auditors Read Financial Statements 990 Tax Form For the tax year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016 Download 990 tax form Form 1023 Original application for tax exemption Additional documents: By-laws Conflict of Interest Policy Articles of Incorporation Tax-exemption letter Other […]

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Financial Statements Year ended June 30, 2016 With Report of Independent Auditors Read Financial Statements 990 Tax Form For the tax year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016 Download 990 tax form Form 1023 Original application for tax exemption Other documents: By-laws Conflict of Interest Policy Articles of Incorporation Tax-exempt letter Other […]

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G.I.V.E. CLOTHING DONATION

Post Date:January 18, 2017

GIVE G.I.V.E. A TRY AND SUPPORT VETERANS THROUGH CLOTHING DONATION. Through the Paralyzed Veterans of America’s G.I.V.E. (Goods Inspiring Veterans Everywhere) clothing donation program, service never goes out of style. Your generous donations of clothes, small appliances, and gently used household goods help improve the lives of severely injured veterans and strengthens the fabric of […]

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