Phone Toll Free Number: (800) 777-8189
Phone Toll Free Number: (800) 777-8189
Salt Lake City
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Meetings offer education, encouragement, emotional support, and allow for open discussion about managing and living with spondyloarthritis.

Upcoming Meeting(s)

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Meeting Location

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Leadership

Alec Osborne

Alec Osborne

About Alec, Salt Lake City's Support Group Leader

I was lucky to be diagnosed when I was going in for a checkup after a very minor car crash. I didn’t have any pain or anything, so I was surprised I was being diagnosed with something that sounded like cancer. In the first year after being diagnosed, I didn’t have any money for prescriptions, and I was getting sciatica, which required me to walk with a cane. Later on, using biologics has kept me more or less living like I used to. I’ve always been a healthy person (minus my diet) so it was a shock to me when I was put on immunosuppressants and I still would hardly ever get sick.

For the most part, it doesn’t impact my day to day. I can always feel it, especially when I’m due for another shot, or in the winter time. I was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis back in 2012, and then with Crohn’s two years later. That was more of an inconvenience in the beginning, but has overall benefitted my life.

Want to Start a New Support Group?

We’d love to have you join our team of passionate volunteers leading our spondylitis educational support groups! Learn more about how to get started here, and reach out to programs@spondylitis.org