Information and advice

Information and advice

You should get explanations and information about spondyloarthritis. Information should be relevant to your needs and condition, verbal and written, and available whenever you need it.

You might also have questions for your healthcare team.

Questions you might want to ask

  • What is spondyloarthritis?

  • What are the different types? What are their symptoms?

  • How will I be diagnosed?

  • Will my condition get better or worse?

  • What symptoms might I get? How can I cope with them?

  • What can I do to help myself?

  • What treatments (medicines and other treatments) are available?

  • What are the long-term risks of taking my medicines? What are their side effects?

  • Is there ongoing research that might help me in the future?

  • Which healthcare professionals will I see, and where are they based? How do I get in touch with them?

  • Am I at a greater risk of getting other medical problems?

  • Where can I find more support in my area, online and nationally?

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