Blogs and articles by our community
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
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
I am Canadian and, well, here in Canada, we have maple syrup in abundance, and the glorious poutine which is chips smothered in gravy and cheese curds. Also, I’m HLA-B27 positive and this is my story.read more
This is not a happy, light-hearted yoga practice that will bring peace and rainbows to your heart. Oh no. This super-short sequence is about death, madness, betrayal and manifesting whatever you damn well please. And wargs. With the season finale of “Game of Thrones” looming, you need to get into the right place, and that place is less zen studio and more cold, dark dungeon full of reincarnated dead people and pissed off dragons.read more
Express your opinions, share your stories, ask questions.
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
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
Claire Jeffries: physiotherapy clinical specialist in hydrotherapy and rheumatology explains importance of physiotherapy and gives some top tips on exercising for ankylosing spondylitis!read more
Clare Clark, an occupational therapist in Wales, understands how difficult it can be to live well with ankylosing spondylitis, especially when you have fatigue. This is Clare’s view on how to ensure you enjoy life with ankylosing spondylitis.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