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You’re not alone, when it comes to inflammatory back pain. There are numerous support groups and organisations you can turn to for more information and advice.

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GENERAL BACK PAIN

NHS CHOICES

A dedicated section about “Back Pain” that provides information on various back conditions, including advice on treatment and prevention.
Visit: www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Back-pain/Pages/Introduction.aspx

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BACKCARE

BackCare is a UK charity that provides information and education for people and organisations that are affected by back pain. The charity also funds scientific research into the causes, prevention and management of back pain.

Visit: www.backcare.org.uk
Helpline: 0845 130 2704
National Office: 020 8977 5474

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THE BRITISH PAIN SOCIETY

The British Pain Society has collated a useful list of UK-based organisations that specialise in helping people affected by pain, including back pain. The organisations are listed in alphabetical order according to each pain category. All the organisations are registered charities unless otherwise indicated.

Visit: www.britishpainsociety.org/patient_useful_addresses.html

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CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH INFLAMMATORY BACK PAIN – ASSOCIATIONS AND PATIENT GROUPS

If you’ve received a diagnosis for a condition associated with inflammatory back pain, you may want to seek specialist advice or support from a relevant association or patient group. Below are details of some organisations you can contact:

ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION (ASIF)

The ASIF is the international federation of support groups that represent people living with ankylosing spondylitis and related diseases. The federation was established in 1988 and aims to increase public awareness of ankylosing spondylitis and related diseases, and to circulate knowledge about these disorders on a global level. Patients with ankylosing spondylitis can download guidebooks in various languages.

ASIF have also developed ASLEEP, a web-based hotel finder. This helps people with ankylosing spondylitis to find hotels that provide extra services for them.

Visit: http://www.asif.info/

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NATIONAL ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SOCIETY (NASS)

The NASS is a registered charity dedicated to the needs of people affected by ankylosing spondylitis in the UK. “Stretch for NASS”, “World Arthritis Day” and various marathons are just a few of the events highlighted on the NASS website. People with inflammatory back pain and their carers use the forum section on this site to share their personal experiences with the condition. NASS provides information to enable people with ankylosing spondylitis gain a greater understanding of their disease and to make more informed choices regarding the management of their symptoms.

Visit: www.nass.co.uk/
Helpline: 020 8948 9117
Email: admin@nass.co.uk

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ARTHRITIS RESEARCH UK

Arthritis Research UK is a funder of research into the causes, treatment and cure of all forms of arthritis in the UK. This charity provides information to people with arthritis and their carers, and is also helping to educate healthcare professionals.
Visit: www.arthritisresearchuk.org
Telephone: 0300 790 0400
Email: enquiries@arthritisresearchuk.org

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CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH INFLAMMATORY BACK PAIN – PATIENT FORUMS

Whether you’re looking for answers, wishing to share experiences or just curious about your condition, online patient forums connect you to people in the same situation as you.

KICKAS.ORG

With more than 10,300 members and 41,000 topics, KickAS.org is a major online support network for people with specific kinds of inflammatory back pain. Topics cover everything from current advances in research, to family support groups, diets and sleeping devices.
Visit: www.kickas.org

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SYMPTOM CHECKER

There are different types of back pain and it’s important to find out which type of pain you have as early as possible, so it can be managed appropriately. If you have had back pain for more than 3 months, you should complete our short Symptom Checker to help you and your doctor understand if your back pain is more likely to be inflammatory.