July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

September 2022: Pain Awareness Month

For the more than 3.2 million Americans currently living with spondyloarthritis, uncontrolled chronic pain may be one of myriad of serious complications that they face. Although many people living with SpA are able to manage their symptoms and pain with medications, exercise, diet and nutrition, physical therapy, and other complementary treatments, there are still some within our community who live with uncontrolled pain. As part of a global coalition of nonprofits, each year during the month of September, SAA observes Pain Awareness Month to provide resources and support to our SpA community and help raise awareness of the personal, economic and social impact of pain on society.

Spondylitis Plus Articles

The Science of Pain: What You Need to Know

In this article, learn about the different types of pain and how they are treated; how and why pain occurs; holistic management strategies; and self-care and coping strategies.

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Chronic Pain: More Than Words

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” In this Spondylitis Plus article, we explore the ways in which chronic pain can be physically and psychologically traumatizing for those whose lives have been disrupted and compounded by fear, anxiety, and feelings of isolation.

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Online Educational Videos

Pain. Trauma. Triggers. Triumph.

Kodi Smit-McPhee

Managing Pain

with Dr. Rob Overbaugh, MD

When it comes to managing pain, where do you start when a patient comes to you?

Pain Treatment

with Dr. Rob Overbaugh, MD

Are different types of pain treated differently?

Exploring Pain Management Options, with a Focus on Holistic / Psychological Approaches

with Dr. Daniel Clauw, MD