Arthritis Awareness and Pain Awareness Month: Understanding the Impact of Spondyloarthritis

September is a time to shed light on the challenges faced by millions of individuals living with chronic pain conditions.  The constant battle with pain and limitations can lead to feelings of frustration, isolation, and fatigue. However, it is crucial to remember that those facing this condition are warriors who…

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Reader’s Digest Sheds Light on Axial Spondyloarthritis

In today’s fast-paced world, access to reliable and comprehensive health information is crucial. As individuals, we value platforms that empower us with knowledge to make informed decisions about our well-being. Reader’s Digest Canada has done precisely that by providing a valuable resource on Axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA).  Read the Article Here:…

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Advancing patient-centred care in young people living with chronic pain

PARTICIPATE Principal Investigator:  Dr. Roberta L. WoodgateFunded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research  Study summary:  Chronic pain is a common public health problem in young people. Many (one in five)  Canadian youth experience chronic pain, and suffer poor physical, academic, social, and  developmental effects, and increased mental health challenges. Despite…

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Watch the Facebook Live Event on AxSpa by Reader’s Digest Canada

Did you miss the exciting Facebook Live event on Axial Spondyloarthritis (AxSpA)? Watch the Facebook Live Event on AxSpa by Reader’s Digest Canada. If you or someone you know is affected by this debilitating disease, this is a must-watch. Join Matt Walther from Reader’s Digest Canada with our esteemed board…

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Listen to Dr. Elie Karam discuss his diagnosis on ‘The Tonic’ talk show!

News One in five Canadians suffers from chronic pain and, among them, half a million individuals are enduring the challenges of Spondyloarthritis. Although the term may sound imposing, it primarily manifests as pain and limitations. However, with an average delay of seven years to receive a proper diagnosis, it becomes…

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In recognition of the Canadians affected by axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA), we’re sharing Dr. Élie Karam’s story.

News “It’s just a sprain. It’ll go away. It’s nothing.” I thought I simply had a back sprain from playing squash. I dismissed the painful inflammation that began to spread from my back to my neck and shoulders. I became frustrated and annoyed at the limitations these flares placed on…

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Let’s Get Loud for A.S. – Thank You Video

Read event organizer Michael Santillo’s heartfelt thank you to over 240 participants and donors who raised nearly $50,000 for Canadians living with Spondyloarthritis.

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Global awareness day a chance to shine a light on SpA

Spondyloarthritis (SpA) affects millions of people around the world and can have devastating impacts on quality of life. It is more common than multiple sclerosis and ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) combined and often strikes people in the prime of life. Yet most people have never heard of it.  A shocking…

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Research Project: Art Therapy Sessions for Individuals with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

A Toronto Art Therapy student is offering an 8-week art therapy program as part of their major project study, to explore how art therapy can help individuals who suffer from Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) or Axial Spondyloarthritis (AxSpA). Individuals are invited to take part in this study if they are diagnosed…

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Canadian charity dedicated to fighting back pain, announces new leadership.

Canadian charity dedicated to fighting back pain, announces new leadership. Canadian Spondyloarthritis Association appoints Brenda Delodder as new Executive Director. On the heels of a national rebrand, the Canadian Spondyloarthritis Association (CSA) board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of  Brenda Delodder as its new Executive Director. This…

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