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Who is Bec Payne?

Bec Payne was an online persona created by AbbVie Australia to raise awareness about ankylosing spondylitis, also known as AS. Bec Payne was not a real person, but the back

AS in the media

Rheumatologist Professor Matthew Brown recently co-authored an article appearing in The Conversation – click here for an expert perspective on the challenges and treatment opportunities for people living with Inflammatory

A Moment with Pro Surfer Mitch Crews

We chat with Mitch Crews about the challenges he has faced on the road to surfing success. Take the symptom screener here.

Our Joint – The World’s Largest Gathering of Skeletons

On Friday October 30 2015, Arthritis NSW attempted to enter the Guinness Book of World Records with 2,500 people dressed in skeleton costumes, promoting healthy bones and joints. The attempt

Ankylosing Spondylitis in focus

Want to know more about your back pain and/or Ankylosing Spondylitis? Take a look at these fact sheets written by Arthritis Australia, which provide general information and tell you where

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Workplace productivity crippled by back pain and arthritis

Media release – 21st September 2015. Research published in the Medical Journal of Australia in September confirms that lost productivity due to back pain and arthritis currently costs Australia more

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The 2014 Back Cave Roadshow

In May & June 2014, Arthritis NSW partnered with local health experts to bring to life The Back Cave – a travelling men’s health service to raise awareness of inflammatory