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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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Summer appeal

Find out how you can help power our services so people like Steve don’t have to face the financial pressure of axial SpA alone

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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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Waiting, broke and invisible : The true cost of delayed diagnosis

£196,000 is a high price to pay to wait for a diagnosis. Yet, that’s the cost of a delayed diagnosis of axial SpA, according to initial research results launched by NASS today.

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Join our Champions in Primary Care programme

The programme is to support a group of clinical champions in primary care and community services and together help end diagnostic delay in axial SpA.

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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Kate's story

Kate's is taking on Walk Your AS Off to raise awareness about what its like to be young and living with axial SpA.

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

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