Blogs and articles by our community
Life is full of unexpected things. Sometimes the unexpected can change your whole attitude towards the world in a good or a bad way. To my relief, having AS didn’t mean I had to give up dancing and along the way I also discovered something that changed my life: Zumba.read more
I was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis just over 2 years ago. As soon as I was told by my doctors about it and heard the word ‘fuse’, it really got to me.read more
On Wednesday, last week, my diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis was confirmed by a Rheumatologist. It’s been an odd journey getting a diagnosis, and I’m still not sure what to do about it.read more
It all started 7 years ago, I was in a lot of pain, so much pain! I was at home hosting my brother’s birthday party and I couldn’t hide the pain any longer. I went to my bedroom and closed the door, thinking and wishing that I will be better after some stretching. I got on the floor and then I couldn’t move, I couldn’t get back on my feet, even breathing hurt, I tried to scream for help, but the pain was too much plus the door was closed and the crowd was too far from me.read more
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Hello everybody! Thanks to NASS member Diane Faulkner we’ve got a pleasure to announce a competition in which you can win a men’s Michael Kors jet set duffel bag full of goods inside, including inflatable beach ball, tennis balls and NASS t-shirt. To get...read more
Hello Folks! We want to create a music festival guide for all those with AS, but we need your help to get it done properly. This message goes to all festival-goers, camping enthusiasts, globetrotters and music fans who’s never missed a gig. Let us know what’s...read more
Hi there, folks! I’m Jakub, your friendly neighbour ASone admin! Welcome to Your Posts section where you can have your own say on anything related to ankylosing spondylitis! Use this space to tell us your story, share your experiences, opinions, tips & tricks,...read more
Useful and fun videos from ASone and NASS
This video explains how ankylosing spondylitis (axial spondyloarthritis) (AS) is managed in the UK. It covers physiotherapy and exercise; the medications used and gives lifestyle advice.read more
I felt like a huge weight came off my chest after making this video. It is important to be open and frank about the challenges we face. I hope to inspire others that suffer from any conditions to keep pushing and to not let it dictate them as a person. Climbing has become such a big part of my identity not only because of how fun it is, but also as a constant reminder that I have managed to persevere beyond what I thought capable of.read more
Ankylosing spondyitis mainly affects the spine but can also affect other joints, tendons and ligaments, along with other areas including the eyes, bowels and skin.read more
How does NASS support people with AS? Check out all our services. We are also introducing a brand new service called ASone for young people living with AS. The video also explains the role of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) in advancing scientific knowledge and understanding.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