World Ankylosing Spondylitis Day, also known as World AS Day, is celebrated each year on the first Saturday of May to raise awareness and ensure prompt treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS).
Ankylosing Spondylitis is a chronic, progressive, auto-immune disease that affects mainly the spine, hips, neck and joints. Fusion of the spinal bones is one of the most dreaded consequence of Ankylosing Spondylitis.1
Ankylosing Spondylitis cannot be cured, but new medical therapies are now available that can help delay spinal fusion and manage symptoms better.2,3
References: 1. Sieper J, et al. Ann Rheum Dis 2002;61(Suppl III):iii8–iii18 2. Medicalnewstoday. Ankylosing spondylitis: Effects and treatment. Available [Online] at: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317576#Outlook Accessed on 13 April 2020. 3. van der Heijde D, et al. Ann Rheum Dis 2017;0:1–14.
All of us at FightTheFuse are celebrating the entire month of May 2020 as World AS Month, with a range of ‘virtual’ events and activities engaging Ankylosing Spondylitis fighters, their caregivers and their doctors.
Urging all of you to keep up the resolve and persevere in managing your fight against Ankylosing Spondylitis and lead better, fuller lives.
Our online platforms at FightTheFuse aim to:
Instil importance of managing Ankylosing Spondylitis through right medication, exercise and lifestyle changes
Build a supportive community of people with Ankylosing Spondylitis
Have your doubts resolved by leading Rheumatogists. Attend an online webinar.
You can also join us on as we battle Ankylosing Spondylitis together.
Disclaimer: This page has content or links to content that contain a graphical representation of an Ankylosing Spondylitis patient. Always seek medical advice from your Rheumatologist/Physiotherapist before undertaking any physical activity.