Serving the Spondyloarthritis Community

Serving the Spondyloarthritis Community

SAA’s COVID-19 & Spondyloarthritis Hub

Find answers to common questions on COVID-19 & spondyloarthritis (SpA); interviews with experts on COVID-19 & SpA, and COVID-19 vaccines; an ongoing survey tracking the pandemic’s impact on our community, and so much more!

2022 Global Spondyloarthritis Summit

Access all 12 recorded presentations through May 31, 2022! To view available recordings, click the screen in the Auditorium.

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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 (3.2 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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Tell A Story with SAA Storytellers, Your Stories on Stage!
Send Us Your Story Pitch!

Are you interested in being a part of SAA Storytellers, Your Stories on Stage?

SAA is always looking for those in the spondyloarthritis community to tell their story (patients, caregivers, medical personnel, and friends of the community – all are welcome!).

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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Belén Diaz de Leon-Gonzalez, MSW

Mother and Son, Braving Spondyloarthritis Together

I’ve always believed that having a robust and well-rooted foundation at home can help a child face nearly any adversity in life...

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