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.
Talk to be Heard discussion guide
Building a Partnership with your Doctor
Lifestyle treatment goals
Българско сдружение на болните от болест на Бехтерев
(Bulgarian Ankylosing Spondylitis Patient Society) ENGLISH
National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society in UK
Canadian Spondylitis Association
CaRE Arthritis FRENCH
Société suisse de la spondylarthrite ankylosante
(Swiss Association of Ankylosing Spondylitis)
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