ASIF’s Mission

To increase awareness of Axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA) and knowledge of the disease around the world to a key stakeholders be they people living with axSpA, health care professionals, researchers, pharmaceutical organisations, policy makers or the general public.

ASIF is a Charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales Charity # 1173902

Axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that encompasses radiographic (Ankylosing Spondylitis or AS) and non-radiographic (nr-axSpA) forms.  It is a rheumatic inflammatory disease primarily affecting the spine and sacroiliac joints.  Called Morbus Bechterew in some European countries.  It can lead to chronic pain, structural damage and disability.

axSpA places a huge physical impact and psychological stress on patients which can disrupt every aspect of their life and its quality including mobility, sleep, work and relationships.  It is a poorly understood disease that causes patients to worry for their future.

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