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Ankylosing Spondylitis

See also Spinal Injuries and Disorders

Medline NLM definition: The form of rheumatoid arthritis affecting the spine. It occurs predominantly in young males and produces pain and stiffness as a result of inflammation of the sacroiliac, intervertebral, and costovertebral joints. Etiology is unknown.

Ankylosing Spondylitis: information from the NHS website

PubMed Medline search on Ankylosing Spondylitis

Support Groups

National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society
Provides social and medical support and education about the disease. Funds research and helps to educate medical professionals and the general public. Also aims to influence governing bodies and the NHS in order that better facilities for treatment should be provided. 

Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on living with a neurological condition and on diagnosis. There are publications and resources. The useful glossary of neurological conditions (under 'Information and support') includes links to some other organisations as well as to Brain and Spine Foundation information.

Healthtalk: nerves and brain
Personal experiences of people living with various neurological conditions.

Neurological Alliance
Collective voice for 80 organisations, including stroke and brain injury. Organisations are listed at https://www.neural.org.uk/our-members/, a good place to start if looking for information on those conditions. Site also includes information about living with a neurological condition, a glossary, and information about onset and diagnosis as well as a small set of real life stories.

NHS Inform: brain, nerves and spinal cord 
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, with the aim of providing the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.