The Orlando Support Group

Upcoming Meeting(s)


Meeting Location


Group Leader

Chris Frisz
(407) 719-1040

About Chris Frisz, Orlando's Support Group Leader

I grew up in Orlando all of my life.  I love this city and I love waking up every day even with Ankylosing Spondylitis.  What started out as a baseball S.I. joint injury turned into a lower back injury and that would not heal no matter what I did.  Assuming something was wrong, I went to a rheumatologist and I was diagnosed less than a year ago with AS and I had a myriad of tests run on me...MRI, X-rays, Blood analysis.  They all confirmed the diagnosis.

As of Today, I exercise almost every day in one way or another, I eat clean, and I take a few supplements to help with the pain.  But I realize everyone's path and illness manifests in different ways.  That's why I'm interested in teaming up with SAA and starting up a support group so those of us battling this have a safe place to connect with others and learn what works for each of us.  Many heads can be better than one.

In my personal life, I am a voracious reader, I enjoy writing, working out, watching sports, developing websites, and I love learning current health sciences.

Want to Start a New Support Group?

Starting a spondylitis support group can be a fulfilling and rewarding challenge. The knowledgeable volunteers who lead SAA-Sponsored Spondylitis Educational Support Groups play a vital role by providing a forum for those with spondylitis to connect and offer support. Interested in taking on this role?

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16360 Roscoe Blvd.  Ste. 100
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