Name  Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)
Related to/Also known as   
Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis

"AS is an inflammatory form of back pain that can also affect other parts of the body, including joints, tendons and eyes, and occurs most frequently in young men."

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Useful national contacts

NASS (National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society)
Phone:  020 8741 15 15, 9.00-12.00 Monday-Friday
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Find your local branch:
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Rare Disease UK
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Children and yound people Juvenile Ankylosing Spondylitis (Stanford Children's Health, U.S.)
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News and events  
Online resources

Ankylosing spondylitis (NHS Choices)
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Cochrane Evidence: Physiotherapy for ankylosing spondylitis
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Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) (Arthritis Research UK)
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Our resources

The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Ankylosing Spondylitis and on a wide range of disability related issues.

Visit our library to read our copy of the Pain Relief Foundation's booklet on Arthritis, which includes information about Ankylosing Spondylitis.