Welcome to ASoneBringing young people with axial spondyloarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis together.
We’re here to inform and educate on ankylosing spondylitis, but we also want you to be able to share your thoughts, feelings and experiences with each other.
Meetups Last Year
I recently headed off backpacking around Europe with my friend. You can see our route on the picture above. I was a bit apprehensive. It’s the first time I’ve travelled so far, I’d be travelling across 6 different countries, and the first time I’ve backpacked.read more
I sat at the other side of the desk to my rheumatologist, something I was used to by this point. But this wasn’t quite the normal visit. My mum sat slightly behind me, questioning the Doctor on what the solution was to all my problems. Nothing could prepare me for what I was about to hear. “This condition is incurable.” My heart sank.read more
Ankylosing spondylitis can be an overwhelming diagnosis. Luckily, there are lots of small steps that you can take each day to help manage your symptoms and reduce the impact they have on your daily life.read more
I’m sure when you were diagnosed with AS you thought ‘what does this mean for my future and my relationship?’ That thought certainly crossed my mind as I sat in my doctors office listening to my test results.read more
Exercising is one of the most important things you can do for your ankylosing spondylitis, that’s nothing new, we’ve done an article on this before.
The simplest and one of the most beneficial ways to get you moving is stretching. Simple stretches can help you reduce pain and stiffness, improve your posture and overall wellbeing. In the long term, it can help your spine to remain mobile. Don’t underestimate them.read more
When I learned about ankylosing spondylitis it was immediately made clear that it’s not simply “back pain”. I can relate. I’m so sick of people assuming I’ve just hurt my knees somehow. Yet, these personal frustrations have helped me realize how important it is to listen to people with different experiences, and not immediately try to fix them, but learn from them.read more
Exercises for AS on the go!
Back to Action is an exercise programme designed for people with AS.
It has been created by physiotherapists working with NASS, the exercise therapists and doctors who treat military personnel with AS at Headley Court.
It uses the most up to date knowledge from the fields of physiotherapy and sports medicine.
You can download our Back to Action App for free from