Spondyloarthritis Awareness Month 2022

May is Spondyloarthritis Awareness Month! Being diagnosed with axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpa) can bring huge lifestyle changes for many. This can look like going out less, changing diets, visiting the doctor more, giving up beloved hobbies and picking up new ones, and much more.

Here at Axialspondyloarthritis.net, we celebrate this Spondyloarthritis Awareness Month by bringing attention to the "new normal" that comes with living with AxSpa – both the good and the bad. Join us by sharing and being a part of community discussions with others living with AxSpa.

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Learn more about spondyloarthritis

Spondyloarthritis (SpA) is the umbrella term for several rheumatic diseases that cause arthritis. SpA conditions include both AxSpA and peripheral spondyloarthritis (pSpA). AxSpA and pSpA have their subtypes too!

Axial spondyloarthritis

Axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA) can refer to 2 specific subtypes: non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-AxSpA), in which bone damage or fusion is not visible on imaging tests like x-rays or MRIs.

More commonly known as ankylosing spondylitis (AS), radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (r-AxSpA) causes bone damage and fusion that is visible on imaging tests.

Peripheral spondyloarthritis

Peripheral spondyloarthritis (pSpA) causes inflammation in joints and tendons outside the spine and sacroiliac joints. The joints more often impacted are found in the hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees, ankles, and feet. It is possible to develop symptoms of both pSpA and AxSpA.

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