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Guest Blogs

Blogs and articles by our community

Changing life through Zumba!

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.

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Never giving up with ankylosing spondylitis

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.

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Your Posts

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Let us know about your music festival experiences!

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...

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Welcome to ASone

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,...

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Video Gallery

Useful and fun videos from ASone and NASS

Managing Your Ankylosing Spondylitis

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.

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Arthritis?! Isn’t that for old people? Well, no… My experience with ankylosing spondylitis

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.

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NASS, ASone and the role of EULAR in ankylosing spondylitis

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.

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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

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