Name  Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)
Related to/Also known as   
Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis

"AS is an inflammatory form of back pain that can also affect other parts of the body, including joints, tendons and eyes, and occurs most frequently in young men."

Source:Link opens in new window Arthritis Research UK

Useful national contacts

NASS (National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society)
Phone:  020 8741 15 15, 9.00-12.00 Monday-Friday
Link opens in new window http://nass.co.uk
Find your local branch:
Link opens in new window http://nass.co.uk/NASS/en/nass-near-you/nass-near-you

Rare Disease UK
Link opens in new window www.raredisease.org.uk
News and events

Rare Disease Day 2018 is February 28th
Link opens in new window https://rarediseaseday.org

Online resources

Ankylosing spondylitis (NHS Choices)
Link opens in new window www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Ankylosing-spondylitis/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Cochrane Evidence: Physiotherapy for ankylosing spondylitis
Link opens in new window www.cochrane.org/CD002822/MUSKEL_physiotherapy-for-ankylosing-spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) (Arthritis Research UK)
Link opens in new window www.arthritisresearchuk.org/arthritis-information/conditions/ankylosing-spondylitis.aspx

Our resources

The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Ankylosing Spondylitis and on a wide range of disability related issues.

Visit our library to read our copy of the Pain Relief Foundation's booklet on Arthritis, which includes information about Ankylosing Spondylitis.