Resources for Patients
and Health Professionals

Axial Spondyloarthritis is a painful, chronic, inflammatory disease that causes pain and stiffness in the spine and sacroiliac joints. In this section, you can learn about the disease, find guidance and support on living with axSpA; and access a range of clinical resources.


Use the guides in this section to find out about axSpA, discover some of the key facts and issues, and learn more about how people live with the disease.

Tools & support

Read our discussion guide to support you in having conversations about axSpA with those close to you, or your doctors. In this section, you can also access different symptom checkers to see whether you, or someone close to you, has axSpA symptoms.

Clinical Resources

Use the links in this section to find out about the clinical features of axSpA and access the wealth of information available from ASAS, which is the international group of spondyloarthritis experts and researchers. You can also read and learn more about the tools used by doctors to assess the disease


Teaching Slides Library

The ASAS slide library gives a broad overview of various aspects of the disease


Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index

The BASDAI is one of the assessment tools most commonly used by doctors to measure disease activity


Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score

ASDAS is another index commonly used with patients to assess the disease


Watch ASIF's Webinars

Precision Medicine in axial Spondyloarthritis

The Potential to treat axSpA via the gut microbiome

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