Resources

These resources offer more information about ankylosing spondylitis

 

The following resources have been compiled to help you get support outside the HUMIRA AbbVie Care programme. We hope you find them useful.

Don’t Turn Your Back On It

An AbbVie organised and sponsored website to help identify inflammatory back pain and provide tools and guidance for your next steps. www.dontturnyourbackonit.co.nz

Arthritis New Zealand

A national voluntary organisation which represents the interests of those with arthritis. It contains information on the condition and its treatment. www.arthritis.org.nz

New Zealand Rheumatology Association

The New Zealand Rheumatology Association (NZRA) is the organisation that represents the rheumatologists of New Zealand.

Use this link to search for a Rheumatologist. You can type in a city, region or surname.

www.rheumatology.org.nz

Other resources from overseas. Please note that treatment available in other countries may not be available in New Zealand.

Arthritis Australia

An Australian national organisation which represents the interests of those with arthritis. You’ll find information on the condition and its treatment.

www.arthritisaustralia.com.au

Spondylitis Association of America

The Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) is a nonprofit organisation founded in 1983 to address the needs of people living with spondylitis. www.spondylitis.org

Arthritis Foundation USA

An American national organisation which represents the interests of those with arthritis. Find information on the condition and its treatment. www.arthritis.org

American College of Rheumatology

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is an ethically-driven, professional membership organization committed to improving the care of patients with rheumatic disease and advancing the rheumatology subspecialty. This site contains information for patients and caregivers. www.rheumatology.org

Australian Rheumatology Association

The ARA is an association of rheumatologists in Australia that is a specialty society of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). This website contains links to condition-specific information sheets from Arthritis Australia. www.rheumatology.org.au

Talk with your doctor

We’ve put together a checklist that you can take along to your rheumatologist visit to discuss symptoms and treatment options.

Take the ‘Ankylosing spondylitis symptom checker’

Take the symptom checker</