What is JSpA?
Juvenile Spondyloarthritis (JSpA), also known as Juvenile Spondyloarthropathy, is the medical term for a group of childhood rheumatic diseases, which cause arthritis before the age of 16 and may span through adult life.
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Antoinette is a 10 year old girl suffering from Ankylosing Spondylitis. At just two and a half years old, Antoinette would wake up in the middle of the night screaming and saying bugs were biting her back. She walked with her head forward and her bottom pushed out. She would talk about how her “engine was out” or the “stairs were heavy” and would want to be carried.
Watch Imagine Dragon’s lead singer and ankylosing spondylitis warrior Dan Reynolds talk with fellow patients about living with spondyloarthritis.
You are not alone. Find a doctor who can help you navigate this disease. Download our pediatric rheumatologist directory to find one today.
We began accepting your stories over five years ago. See how those individuals are doing today. Where they are, how they’re doing and how spondyloathritis has affected them in the last few years.
Our advisory committees consist of parents dedicated to helping you manage your disease, and 2 leading pediatric rheumatologists, specializing in treating JSpA.
To be a leader in the quest to cure ankylosing spondylitis and related diseases, and to empower those affected to live their lives to the fullest.
SAA is a small, tight knit organization composed of 12 hard working men and women. Meet the team responsible for keeping things up and running.
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