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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.

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Summer appeal

No one should face financial insecurity because they live with axial SpA. Your donation can make a life-changing difference to people like Robin.

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Could your persistent low back pain be axial SpA?

Our symptom checker will take you through a few questions that will help you understand whether you should speak to your GP about axial SpA.

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Join us for this year’s Members Day and AGM

We are delighted to welcome everyone back on Saturday 24 September for a day of information sharing, talks and fun workshops.

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Join us for Stretch-tember

Stretch-tember is our new virtual stretch challenge. It is easy to take part you just need to commit to stretch throughout September while fundraising for NASS.

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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Dasha's story

Dasha shares how healthcare professionals struggled to make a link between her symptoms and axial SpA, leaving her feeling “lost and scared”.

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Richard's story

Richard talks about his journey to diagnosis in the 1960s and how he has learnt to manage the pain over the last 50 years.

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Jen's story

Jen Parker shares her journey to diagnosis at 23 and how she is raising awareness of the challenges of living with axial SpA while juggling parenthood through her memoir, Unflip.

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Alex's story

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

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