Don’t Turn Your Back on it

by Garreth

huw-irranca-davies_250x166In July, NASS have continued to work hard to raise awareness of ankylosing spondylitis.

Huw Irranca-Davies, MP, kindly shared his ankylosing spondylitis story with the Daily Mail. He hopes the story of his delayed diagnosis will encourage others to get their back pain checked out by their GP


The AbbVie Don’t Turn Your Back on it campaign is a global campaign which aims to raise awareness among the general public of inflammatory back pain. It was successfully launched in Reading on Saturday 19 with the support of NASS and Dr Antoni Chan, consultant rheumatologist at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.


young-people_352x264-roadshowNASS are also working to provide more support to people who have just been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis with our AS and You roadshow.

AS & You events will be taking place around the UK over a course of several months.
Here are our first 6 scheduled events:

  • Birmingham – 18 September 2014
  • London – 6 October 2014
  • Glasgow – 19 November 2014
  • Portsmouth – 12 February 2015
  • Chester – 12 March 2015
  • Sunderland – 23 April 2015

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