Ankylosing Spondylitis


I have Ankylosing Spondylitis.

It isn’t easy for me to tell you that, in fact I spent years hiding the fact.

Ankylosing spondylitis is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the joints between the spinal bones, and the joints between the spine and pelvis. It eventually causes the affected spinal bones to join together. This is a simple one sentence about a very complex disease.

For the best information available online, please visit the Spondylitis Association of America at! Also take a look at the sites below.


Organizations and Groups

  1. Spondylitis Association of America
  2. ASRA Untied
  3. Bulgarian Ankylosing Spondylitis Patient Society
  4. CASP: Coalition of Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients
  5. GASP: Global Ankylosing Spondylitis Project 2011
  6. Kick AS
  7. NASS: National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society
  8. ASAP: Ankylosing Spondylitis Awareness Project


  1. AS Answers (
  2. Spondyville (
  3. Hurting But Hopeful

Personal Blogs written by AS’ers

  1. United Voices For Ankylosing Spondylitis (
  2. Ankylosing Spondylitis Mom (
  4. Loving With Chronic Illness
  5. Playing The Hand I Was Dealt –
  6. Endless Trax –
  7. The Chronicle Disease
  8. Thrive Out Loud
  9. Living with Ankylosing Spondylitis –
  10. Peachy Pains –
  11. Book Reviews by Jackie –
  12. Locked In My head –
  13. Do or not do… there is no try –
  14. Living With AS –
  15. The Faces of Ankylosing Spondylitis –

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