AxSpA & AS (Ankylosing Spondylitis)

AxSpA AxSpA is an abbreviation of Axial Spondyloarthritis. It may also go by AS, although this is more commonly used for ankylosing spondylitis. AxSpA literally means “spinal arthritis”, but the condition is more specific than that. It is a very under-diagnosed inflammatory condition, in the same family as autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s […]

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Fibromyalgia (or Fibromyalgia Syndome: FMS) is a poorly understood chronic pain condition characterised by 18 tender points across the body as specified by the American College of Rheumatology. There are no tests for fibromyalgia beyond the 18 tender points, meaning that all other possible causes must be ruled out before the diagnosis is given. As well […]

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