Living with Ankylosing Spondylitis
There are steps you can take in your daily life to help make living with active ankylosing spondylitis easier. Click on the tabs below for tips on healthy eating and connecting with others who are living with ankylosing spondylitis.
If you have active ankylosing spondylitis, you don’t have to feel like you’re alone. There are plenty of resources available online that can offer support and help you connect with others who are living with your condition. These include local support groups, fundraising walks, outreach programs, online communities, and volunteer opportunities. The websites below can help you learn more about your condition and connect with the ankylosing spondylitis community.
Spondylitis Association of America™
The mission of the Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) is "to be a leader in the quest to cure ankylosing spondylitis and related diseases, and to empower those affected to live life to the fullest.” The SAA website includes research, information, publications, and offerings available to members.
The Arthritis Foundation
The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control, and cure of arthritis and related diseases.
Arthritis Foundation - Let's Move Together
The Arthritis Foundation’s Let's Move Together site helps people overcome the obstacles of living with arthritis by taking the first step toward a lifetime of physical activity.
The online home of the Arthritis Foundation’s Arthritis Today magazine is a great source of tips and information for people living with arthritis. It includes a community where you can share ideas, ask for advice, read blogs, play games, and more.
Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF)
The Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) is the charity that funds research to cure arthritis. ANRF’s website will give you a comprehensive look at all the research projects they funded. You can also get their free report which will give you a great information overview about arthritis and some of the projects underway.
CreakyJoints provides treatment information, advice from professionals, and public forums for people living with arthritis to share their experiences.
The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center
This website provides interactive and educational information about ankylosing spondylitis. It features a "Patient's Corner" with lifestyle information.
Kick AS (Ankylosing Spondylitis) is the largest Ankylosing Spondylitis support site on the Web. Its mission is to provide a safe, supportive place for individuals and their loved ones to share with, and learn from, the experience of others coping with this chronic form of arthritis.
The Mayo Clinic website offers health information and self-improvement tools.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
NIAMS is a division of the National Institutes of Health whose primary focus is to provide research, training, and information resources on diseases of the bones, joints, muscles and skin. This website offers information and links to various resources about ankylosing spondylitis symptoms, treatment, research, and disease states.
Patients Like Me
This site allows you to share your experiences living with ankylosing spondylitis in order to help yourself, others like you, and organizations that focus on your condition.
Selected Important Safety Information
SIMPONI® (golimumab) can lower your ability to fight infections. Serious and sometimes fatal events may occur. There have been reports of serious infections including tuberculosis (TB) and infections caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses that have spread throughout the body. Other possible serious side effects may include lymphoma, skin cancer, a rare and fatal cancer called hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma, other cancers, hepatitis B, heart failure, nervous system problems, lupus-like syndrome, or allergic reactions. To learn more about these and other risks, please read the Important Safety Information and the Medication Guide, and talk with your doctor.