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National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society

We are the only charity in the UK dedicated to transforming axial SpA (AS) care in the UK. Find out more about what axial SpA (AS) is, and why our work is so important.

About axial SpA (AS)

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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

Parliamentary Debate on axial SpA (AS)

Read about the landmark parliamentary debate on axial SpA (AS). Catch up with the video and transcript.

Gold Standard Time to Diagnosis

Find out about our new programme to reduce the delay to diagnosis for people living with axial SpA (AS) from an average of eight-and-a-half years to just one year.

Our Impact in 2019

NASS has been changing the lives of people living with axial SpA (AS) for more than 40 years and is proud of its achievements in 2019.

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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Get involved

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

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