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

" Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) ... is a type of arthritis that mainly affects the back, by causing inflammation in the spine. This can make your back, rib cage and neck stiff and painful.

"It often starts in people who are in their late teens or 20s."

Source: Versus Arthritis

Useful national contacts

NASS (National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society)
Phone:  020 8741 15 15, 9.00-12.00 Monday-Friday
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Find your local branch:
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Rare Disease UK
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Children and yound people Juvenile Ankylosing Spondylitis (Stanford Children's Health, U.S.)
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News and events  
Online resources Advice on COVID19/Coronavirus (NASS)
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Ankylosing spondylitis (NHS Choices)
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COVID-19 and SpA (Spondylitis Association of America)
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 Living with a condition (The Brain Charity)

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.