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Imagine Dragons Lead Singer, Dan Reynolds, and CBS’s “The Doctors” Raising Ankylosing Spondylitis Awareness!

By Spondylitis Association of America

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Imagine Dragons lead singer, Dan Reynolds, appeared on March 8th on the syndicated talk show The Doctors to speak about living with ankylosing spondylitis.

A clip from the interview is available on The Doctors’ website (and is playing below.)

Dan also hosts his own online talk show on AS, called “This AS Life Live!,” a series created in partnership with the Spondylitis Association of America and Novartis Pharmaceuticals, that brings together people with AS to share their stories with the world.

Watch This AS Life Live! with Dan Reynolds

Dan has spoken out candidly about his AS before, and we cannot thank him enough for the huge service he is doing for the spondylitis community!

More About Ankylosing Spondylitis

Did you know?

  • Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is arthritis of the spine that strikes young people. The typical age of onset is between 17 and 45.
  • An estimated 1.7 million adults in the U.S. live with AS. (2.7 million live with axial spondyloarthritis – which is a broader category, encompassing AS.)
  • Difficult to diagnose in the early stages, AS is the most overlooked cause of persistent back pain in young adults.
  • AS can also damage other joints such as the hips and shoulders, as well as other areas of the body including the eyes, heart, and lungs.
  • AS causes pain and spinal stiffness, and, in more advanced cases, can lead to ankylosis – new bone formation - causing sections of the spine to fuse in a fixed, immobile position.

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