Ankylosing Spondylitis is a particular arthritic condition which predominantly affects young men, though it can also be found in women and older people. It is thought to have a strong genetic link. It can cause painful inflammation in the joints which flare up, very often in the lower back, though not always in that part of the body. In addition to this, the condition can cause bones to eventually fuse in the affected area.
A charity which works on behalf of those living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and their families. A very comprehensive website which gives information and support about every aspect of the condition, and includes details of local services which may be of use to you.
Helpline: 020 8741 1515
Information and practical help with self-management of the condition, this organisation also has several branches across Wales which can provide you with help and support.
Helpline: 0808 800 4050
All the latest news, campaigns and research about the condition.
Extensive, good quality health information usually provided by GPs and nurses during consultation.
NHS Direct Wales is a 24 hour helpline, which can give advice about health and health services across Wales. It is staffed by experienced nurses specially trained to give advice over the phone and provide information about all your local services.