Phone Toll Free Number: (800) 777-8189
Phone Toll Free Number: (800) 777-8189

Welcome to the Spondyloarthritis Community

Welcome to the Spondyloarthritis Community

COVID-19 and Spondyloarthritis

As COVID-19 continues to circulate around the globe, we at the Spondylitis Association of America are committed to providing you with accurate and up-to-date information. We’ve listened to your questions and concerns, and created COVID-19 content featuring expert advice specifically for our community.

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Spondy What?

Spondyloarthritis affects more people than Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and Rheumatoid Arthritis, yet it remains relatively unknown.

  • Nearly 1 in 100 Americans have
    spondyloarthritis

  • Spondyloarthritis is the most overlooked cause
    of persistent back pain in young adults

  • 1 in 4 patients have had to change
    careers due to spondyloarthritis

  • 1 in 4 patients have seen five or more
    health professionals in search of a diagnosis

  • The typical age of onset is
    between 17 and 45

10

als (30k)

20

MS (400 k)

50

Rheumatic arthritis (1.3 million)

90

Spondyloarthritis (2.7 million)

54% of patients remain undiagnosed for at least 5 years

75% of kids with juvenile spondyloarthritis experience moderate to severe pain

Could I Have 
Spondylitis?

Could I Have Spondylitis?

Your pain may be caused by spondylitis. Watch our new awareness video and take the quiz.

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Learn About
Spondyloarthritis

Learn About Spondyloarthritis

Spondyloarthritis is a relatively unknown disease but it affects 1 in 100 Americans..

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Locate A
Rheumatologist

Locate A Rheumatologist

Use our directory to locate a patient recommended and board certified rheumatologist.

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Patient Resources
& Support

Patient Resources & Support

The most comprehensive library of spondylitis information and educational materials.

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Why Join The
Community?

Why Join The Community?

Connect with others because no one should have to face spondylitis alone.

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Get Involved

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved in the community. Which one’s right for you?

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One of our many

Community Voices

Spondyloarthritis affects more people than Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and Rheumatoid Arthritis, yet it remains relatively unknown.

Community Voices:

Each individual affected by spondyloarthritis has their own unique story. We at SAA believe that each and every story can be a source of inspiration and empowerment and hope you enjoy reading through our collection. We’d love to share your story as well! Send it to us at programs@spondylitis.org.

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Learn About Spondyloarthritis:
Could I have Spondyloarthritis?
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Helgi Olafson

ultra runner and volunteer fundraiser

“Through social media outreach, articles, and many personal meet and greets at race expos and hospitals over the past five years, I have a captive audience of people cheering for me, the guy who is holding their torch.”

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