Axial Spondyloarthritis Patient Guidelines
CreakyJoints Australia is excited to announce the inaugural edition of A Patient’s Guide to Living with Axial Spondyloarthritis in Australia. It is based on the principles outlined in the CreakyJoints Australia Patient Charter and is the second in our planned series of patient guidelines for a range of arthritic conditions.
This Patient Guideline for axial spondyloarthritis (including ankylosing spondylitis and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis) has been designed as a roadmap for all individuals affected these conditions. It covers all stages of your journey from your initial symptoms onwards and includes information about access to treatments, the Australian healthcare system, daily living with arthritis and much more.
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“My first rheumatologist wasn’t a particularly good communicator. His treatment approach was to silently read the scans and bloodwork and then write me a prescription. He told me how and when to take the medications, but he didn’t talk about why, he didn’t explain how they worked, or why they were important. I read a lot online and taught myself the difference between a DMARD and an NSAID or a biologic and a corticosteroid. That journey would have been much easier if I’d had this guide. Everything I needed to learn is here now, all in one place in an easy to understand format. And that’s an awesome thing”. Neen, Canberra
The information in these patient guidelines should never replace the information and advice from your treating doctors. It is meant to inform the discussion that you have with healthcare professionals, as well as others who play a role in your care and wellbeing.