Welcome to the Spondylitis Community

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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Latest Updates

SAA’s Helpful Hints: Community Wisdom – Diet’s Impact on Inflammation and Symptoms of Spondylitis.

Posted August 2019

Helpful Hints is a recurring feature, aimed at sharing our community’s knowledge and experiences. Good nutrition can improve health and well-being, and some diets may help decrease inflammation in those with arthritis. Are there any specific food items, or diets that you have found helpful? In contrast, are there foods that you find increase inflammation or make you feel worse? Read more…
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A Comprehensive Review Of Psoriatic Arthritis: Symptoms, Diagnosis, And Treatment.

Posted July 2019

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory arthritis occurring in the setting of psoriasis, and in the absence of rheumatoid factor in the blood. It is one of the related conditions in the family of spondyloarthritis, and manifests itself in a variety of ways, often very different from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), with which it can be confused.

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