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National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society

We are the National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society (NASS) and we are here to transform the diagnosis and care of people living with axial SpA. Axial SpA works silently. We don't.

All about axial SpA

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Can you help us ensure people with axial SpA get a faster diagnosis and better care. We've got new vacancies. Click the box to find out more.

8.5 years

1 in 200 Brits live with an incurable condition that 91% of the population has NEVER heard of

According to new research released. The vast majority of people in the UK have not heard of axial SpA, a progressive, painful and incurable form of inflammatory arthritis.

COVID19 - advice

We are keeping our COVID19 information page up to date with all the latest news and developments

My AS, My Life

Helping you build the skills and confidence to take control of your AS and your life. Includes videos, blogs and downloadable guides and exercise sheets

Your stories

Determined, brave and sometimes quirky, our inspiring supporters show us so many ways to get involved. But often, there's a painful reality behind the smile

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Alex's journey to diagnosis

Alex's journey to diagnosis was long and painful but he finally found a diagnosis when his osteopath suggested a referral to rheumatology.

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Rachel's story

Rachel made the change from teaching RE to Karate and talks about how it has helped her live with Axial Spondyloarthritis.

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Kathy's Story

How Woking & Weybridge branch came together to continue their hydrotherapy.

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Stuart's story

After being diagnosed with axial spondyloarthritis, Stuart found that a change in lifestyle and work helped him manage the condition.

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Make new friends. Make a difference. Supporting our campaigns could transform axial SpA (AS) futures

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