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Welcome to the Spondylitis Community

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Spondy What?

Spondyloarthritis affects more people than Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and Rheumatoid Arthritis, yet it remains relatively unknown.

ALS (30,000)
MS (400,000)
Rheumatoid Arthritis (1.3million)
Spondyloarthritis (2.7million)


Our Mission

To be a leader in the quest to cure ankylosing spondylitis and related diseases, and to empower those affected to live their lives to the fullest.

Could I Have

Think your pain may be caused by spondylitis? Watch our new awareness video and take the quiz!

Why Join the Community?

Connect with others because no one should have to face spondylitis alone.

Patient Resources
& Support

The most comprehensive library of spondylitis information and educational materials.

Learn About Spondylitis

Spondylitis is a relatively unknown disease, but it affects 1 in 100 Americans.

How Can I Help?

There are many ways to get involved in the community. Which one’s right for you?

Locate a Rheumatologist

Use our state-by-state list of patient recommended and board certified rheumatologists.

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The electronic Spondylitis Update Newsletter


Recent News

Latest Updates

Studying Roadblocks to Diagnosis in Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis (Rheum 2 DX)

Posted January 2020

The Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) is conducting a research study to better understand the roadblocks faced by patients in their journey to getting diagnosed with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA.)

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SAA’s Spondylitis Educational Seminar from Atlanta, GA

Posted December 2019

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Jim Weatherhead

Posted November 2019

I love to ride motorcycles. Feeling my body in motion on any type of two-wheeled contraption is a deep-seated passion that started with the first tiny bicycle I got as a 5-year-old child. Riding is my alchemy of body and mind sensations that feed and nurture my spirit as I roll, lean, and sail through the world on two wheels. When I’m traveling on a motorcycle, it’s a place of calm retreat, intense awareness, and soul-healing energy that combine into a life-giving experience far greater than the sum of its parts.

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We offer a wide variety of resources for members of the spondylitis community, physicians and others who are interested in learning more about spondylitis.

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Spondylitis Association of America

16360 Roscoe Blvd.  Ste. 100
Van Nuys, CA 91406


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