Real Stories

Axial Spondyloarthritis does not discriminate

No one knows this better than Matt, Sharonda, and Jill. For years—and, in some cases, decades—these three inspiring advocates and their loved ones fought through unexplained back pain. Now, they’re each sharing their stories to help others seek answers and a diagnosis.

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Not just back pain

Hear how real people describe the symptoms that motivated them to keep looking for answers.

The road to an axspa diagnosis

Hear how Jill, Matt, and Sharonda eventually found the answers they were looking for.

Could Axial Spondyloarthritis be hereditary?

Inflammatory conditions, like axSpA, can be hereditary. See how certain tests could help you and your loved ones find answers.

Talk with your family

Inflammatory conditions like axSpA often run in families. Understanding your family history can be a key piece of the diagnosis puzzle. Here’s a helpful guide to get the conversation started.

Finding a path forward

Hear what helped Sharonda, Matt, and Jill to feel supported and focus on the things that matter to them.


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