Last updated:11th October 2017

Managing my AS

If you would like more information on AS or you'd just like a chat do call the NASS Helpline between 09:00 and 12:00 Monday to Friday.

Alternatively you can email Sally on sallyd@nass.co.uk with your questions.

Download any of our NASS publications or order a hard copy (UK only).

NASS Guidebook

A practical introduction to the treatment and management of ankylosing spondylitis with useful advice on living and working. This version of the guidebook was published in March 2015.

Guide to Managing your AS at Work

Covers how AS can affect your work, talking about your AS at work, staying well at work, your rights at work and managing your AS.

It also includes a guide on AS for you to hand to your employer.

Guide to biologic therapy

Explains biologic therapy in detail including the potential benefits and risks.

Guide to Managing your Flares

A practical guide to managing flares with space to write in your own notes and information from your rheumatologist and physiotherapist.

Axial Spondyloarthritis

An understanding of the new terminology being used in rheumatology clinics

Driving and AS

Safe driving, the DVLA, Forum of Mobility Centres, the Motability scheme and Blue Badges

Fatigue and AS

What causes fatigue in AS and how it can be managed

Uveitis and AS

Symptoms and treatments for uveitis

Anaesthesia & AS

Most people with AS will have no problems with anaesthesia but there are some for whom difficulties may arise and it's important to be aware of this in advance of any planned surgery

Exercise for AS

Exercise is not just a useful addition to the management of AS. It is one of the cornerstones of treatment. Exercise helps in the maintenance of flexibility and good posture and also assists with pain management and wellbeing.

Back to Action:

A guide to exercising safely in the gym (pdf version). You can also buy a printed, spiral bound version in the NASS shop

 Back to Action App for iPhones, iPod touches and iPads (free to download)

 Back to Action App for android phones (free to download)

Fight Back

Our exercise DVD aimed at people with more advanced AS who want to exercise at home. It includes 6 exercise programmes with 35 individual exercises and contains hip safe exercises.

This is available to buy in our Shop for £5 (including p&p).

NASS branch network for hydrotherapy and physiotherapy

There are over 90 NASS branches providing regular physiotherapy and hydrotherapy sessions throughout the UK.

AS News

Our twice yearly members magazine with all the latest information on research, treatment and management of AS. Members can read past issues in the Members area





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