The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast

The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast

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A podcast for people with Ankylosing Spondylitis


Lisa Marie Basile - Author and Ankylosing Spondylitis Advocate
Oct 18 • 47 min
Jayson: Lisa, welcome to the show I just gave the intro about you and it’s so rich and varied and your background is so immense. But on top of all those interesting and fantastic, great things that you’ve accomplished, you also have Ankylosing…
What You’re Forgetting To Discuss With Your Doctor
Oct 11 • 20 min
Hello, and welcome to this week’s episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. I hope everybody has been just having a fantastic week. It’s always exciting when I get to bring a new episode out. And this one really I think is going to be real helpful…
8 Tips For Better Sleeping
Oct 4 • 15 min
The topic I want to talk about is sleep. For many of you I see it a come across all the different Facebook forum groups. What’s the best mattress, what pillows should I be using; I would kill to have some sleep even just an hour. Sleep is an amazingly…
Cary King: His Ankylosing Spondylitis Journey
Sep 27 • 36 min
******************************ShowTranscript********************* Jayson: Welcome to this week’s episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. I’m really excited because part of what I want to do with this show is bring people’s stories to all of you…
Are We Looking At This Disease Wrong
Sep 20 • 22 min
Hello, and welcome to this week’s episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. How’s everybody doing today? This has been a fantastic week here in Michigan where I’m at the temperatures have pulled back a little bit. It’s been actually cool, but not…
I Am Enough
Sep 13 • 23 min
Now on to todays show. I received an email today that was a solicitation for a website I belong to, and the title of it was, You Are Enough. And I saw that and I looked at it and it said, being you is more than enough. And I started thinking about that,…
More Than Back Pain
Sep 6 • 19 min
Hello, and welcome to this week’s episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. How is everyone doing? Here in Michigan where I’m located, summer’s unfortunately coming to an end and we’re moving into fall and for me and my Ankylosing Spondylitis, the…
Julie Caviezel - Mom and Cannabis Advocate
Aug 30 • 64 min
Welcome to this week’s episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. I’m very excited to have on this guest this week. I think it’s awesome to bring in fellow people with Ankylosing Spondylitis to not only hear their story, but also learn from them about…
Flares - Know the Symptoms and how I Dealt with Them
Aug 23 • 26 min
Hello, and welcome to this week’s episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. I hope everybody is doing fantastic, It’s been just amazing weather here as we wrap up the summer, can’t believe I’m saying that. I am look forward to moving into the fall. I…
De-Stress from AS - Try these 10 Tips
Aug 16 • 17 min
Hello, and welcome to this week’s episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. I hope everyone is doing fantastic. This week’s message is all about ways to distress yourself and you know how, to hopefully put yourself in a better position with your…
Be True To Yourself
Aug 9 • 20 min
Hello, and welcome to today’s episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. How’s everybody doing? I can’t believe this year is more than halfway over. It’s flying by even as, as goofy as 2020 has been. The year is just flying right by today’s episode…
Neanderthals and Biologics, pieces of the puzzle.
Aug 2 • 26 min
Hello, and welcome to today’s episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. I’m really glad that you could join me today because we’re going to have fun today, we’re going to be combining some of my favorite subjects history, modern medicine, and a…
Yoga for AS with Geoff Lindsay and Jamie Boder
Jul 26 • 43 min
Jayson: Welcome to this week’s episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. Today I’m very excited because we’re going to touch on a subject that I get a lot of requests and information about, and that is yoga, specifically yoga for people that have…
Fatigue - Fighting the Battle
Jul 19 • 11 min
Welcome to this week’s episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. This week’s topic is something has been a huge challenge for me this week fatigue. But first, I want to welcome the new listener from Guatemala, which marks the 95th country that the…
Chiropractic Care - Basics To Consider
Jul 12 • 10 min
Hello, and welcome to this week’s episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. This week I wanted to talk about chiropractic care. You know, that’s probably one of the few topics that when brought up online will really can develop into some heated…
Group Discussion on our Ankylosing Spondylitis Journey
Jul 5 • 53 min
Show Notes: Aerilyn Medina – Aerilyn has a small business where she teachs about inclusion and equity for people with disabilities, She also helps people with disabilities and their accessibility needs. Her website is oarcidservices.ca…
Questions and Answers About Ankylosing Spondylitis
Jun 28 • 11 min
Hello and welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. How is everyone doing? I hope everyone is having just a fantastic week. So if you’re on my website spondypodcast.com, you’ll notice a link on the main page called Buy Me A Coffee…
Nonradiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis - Is this what I have?
Jun 21 • 17 min
Hello and welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. How’s everybody doing here in the Northern Hemisphere, I’m in North America and we’re having summer, the heats going and man, it feels really, really nice. I know for you in the…
Chronic Pain - Dealing with the Guilt
Jun 14 • 15 min
Hello, and welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast, I wanted to take care of a couple housekeeping items. First and foremost, I got a download the other day from the 91st country to have at least one download take place. And that was…
Pain and your Emotions with Ankylosing Spondylitis
Jun 7 • 10 min
Hello, welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. I hope this show finds everybody doing fantastic. I want to thank those people that went over to spondypodcast.com and signed up for the newsletter, I really appreciate that it’s great…
Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments of Ankylosing Spondylitis
May 31 • 28 min
Hello, and welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. Well, welcome back to the show. It’s great to have everybody listening and I wanted to do a couple things right up front. First, I got a really great review I wanted to share with…
Michael Mallinson - Discusson about Axial Spondyloarthritis
May 24 • 58 min
Jayson: Michael, welcome to this episode of the Ankylosing Spondylitis podcast. And based upon the introduction and what we’re going to cover today, I may have to change that name at some point down the road. Welcome to the show. Michael Thank you,…
Axial Spondyloarthritis - The Basics
May 17 • 19 min
Hello, and welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. It’s really hard to believe this is episode number 50 and I really never thought that I would get this far. Well, it’s not a huge number of episodes, it’s still kind of a milestone…
Jes Hojsan - Spondy, Young Mother, Women’s Issues
May 10 • 38 min
Jayson Sacco, Welcome to this episode of the Ankylosing Spondylitis podcast. Well, as many of you know, I started the show to just kind of be cathartic for myself and get some of my feelings about Ankylosing Spondylitis and how it affected me off of my…
Iritis/Uveitis - A discussion with Dr. Grace Levy-Clarke from Tampa Bay Uveitis
May 3 • 30 min
Jayson Sacco: Welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. I can’t tell you how excited I am today to have Dr. Grace Levy-Clarke on today. The reason is that she is an ophthalmologist based in the Tampa Florida area. And one of the…
Basic Information on your Microbiome and Ankylosing Spondylitis
Apr 26 • 10 min
Hello, and welcome to this week’s episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. I hope this show finds everybody doing well. In today’s show, I want to look at the relationship between your microbiome and Ankylosing Spondylitis.
Living with an Ankylosing Spondylitis Diagnosis
Apr 19 • 13 min
Hello and welcome to this episode of the Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. . I was on the website ankylosingspondylitis.net, which is a website I talked about in a previous episode looking around for a few things because I’ve noticed a lot of questions…
Nine Ankylosing Spondylitis Complications to Know About
Apr 12 • 16 min
Hello and welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. I hope everybody is doing well as we all face this lock down together across the country, across the world. Today I wanted to talk about an article I found in Creaky Joints, which is…
Ankylosing Spondylitis - Myths and Facts
Apr 5 • 17 min
Hello, and welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. I hope this day is finding everybody doing fantastic, healthy and hanging in there as we all across the globe deal with the Covid-19 epidemic that’s going on. So with today’s…
Interview with James Allen - Developer of the Chronic Insights App
Mar 29 • 48 min
Welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. This is going to be really a neat episode because I’ve got James Allen on the line. James is a fellow ankylosing spondylitis person. And James has developed a really cool app called Chronic…
Interview with Dr. Fox, Rheumatologist from The University of Michigan
Mar 22 • 18 min
Welcome to this week’s episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. I’m very lucky today to have on Dr. David Fox. Dr. Fox is one of the co-chairs of the University of Michigan’s Autoimmune Center of Excellence. Dr. Fox has been a rheumatologist for a…
An Open Letter to Family and Friends
Mar 15 • 11 min
Hello, and welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. It’s so great to be here. I want to touch base on something that I read on one of the forums. It’s the form called Living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and you can find that on…
Maintaining Healthy Relationships When You Have Ankylosing Spondylitis
Mar 8 • 23 min
Hello, and welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. I’m really glad that we can connect and discuss these topics on Ankylosing Spondylitis.
7 Steps to Prepare for Rheumatologist Visit
Mar 1 • 20 min
Hello, and welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. I hope this episode finds everybody doing fantastic. I have a huge favor to ask of everybody listening, it doesn’t matter where you’re at in the world, if you would go to…
8 Ways to Live With a Chronic Illness
Feb 23 • 25 min
Hello and welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. I hope everybody is doing fantastic as this episode reaches you. It’s been just a great couple of weeks going on here as far as health wise, I mean, I’ve been dealing with some…
Ankylosing Spondylitis in Men and Women
Feb 16 • 19 min
Hello, and welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. This is your host, Jayson Sacco and I hope everybody is having a fantastic day. You know, personally these last few weeks, I’ve been really dealing with some what seems like extra…
Courtney Garber - CBD Educator with Joy Organics
Feb 9 • 25 min
Welcome to this episode of The ankylosing spondylitis podcast. This is going to be a little bit different of an episode today I’m really excited. I’ve got Courtney Garber on and Courtney is the Assistant Store Manager and CBD Educator of the Fort Collins,…
Exploring ankylosingspondylitis.net
Feb 2 • 10 min
A few months ago, I came across a great website called ankylosingspondylitis net. Now, many of you may be familiar with it. I actually was not at the time when I came across it. And it found it to just be a fantastic reservoir of information. There are…
Basics of Medical Marijuana
Jan 26 • 15 min
Hello, and welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. I know I’ve said it before, but I’ve got to say it again. We’ve hit over 12,000 downloads across the world with this show. If it wasn’t for all you listeners, none of this would be…
Basics on CBD Oil
Jan 19 • 12 min
On this week’s episode, we’re going to be talking about CBD, whether it be CBD oil, gummies, cream, or vaping, I’m going to bring the little bit of knowledge that I have, and hopefully, get some more experts in here later on during the year that can talk…
20 Ways To Cope with Fatigue
Jan 12 • 20 min
Hello, and welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. My name is Jayson Sacco and I want to welcome you to another episode where we’re going to talk about something that affects all of us to various degrees, fatigue. What is fatigue…
9 Resources for Ankylosing Spondylitis Support
Jan 5 • 12 min
Hello, and welcome to 2020. This is The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast and my name is Jayson Sacco and thank you for joining me today. You know, as many do on this first day of the year, I’ve been reflecting on my life and my interactions with Ankylosing…
Finding Support and Talking About Ankylosing Spondylitis
Dec 29, 2019 • 16 min
Hello, and welcome to The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. I can’t believe this is the final episode of 2019. So as I wrap up 2019 and look towards 2020, it’s just been a fantastic run this year. This is the 30th episode of the show and I wanted to do…
Pet Peeves Heard About Ankylosing Spondylitis
Dec 22, 2019 • 16 min
Hello, and welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. It’s going to sound like a broken record, but I just can’t thank all of you listeners enough. It’s been incredible the numbers that I keep seeing on the show, we’ve now been…
5 Things I’m Tired of Hearing About Ankylosing Spondylitis
Dec 15, 2019 • 16 min
Hello, and welcome to The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. Can you believe that this is almost the end of 2019? Man this year has just flown by. It’s been a really, really interesting year for me from the great highs with this show, the great numbers that…
Matt Burgess - Freedom Fidos
Dec 11, 2019 • 25 min
Welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. I’m very honored today to have Matt Burgess on. Matt is the founder and president of Freedom Fidos, which is a service dog training organization out of Columbus, Georgia. Matt’s focus with…
Finding A Good Rheumatologist
Dec 8, 2019 • 16 min
Were you referred to a rheumatologist from your primary care physician? Did you seek out a rheumatologist on your own? How did you decide to go and put this whole team together to help you treat Ankylosing Spondylitis? In my case, my team is my primary…
New Guidelines for Treating Ankylosing Spondylitis
Dec 1, 2019 • 11 min
I thought we would cover today some new best practices for rheumatologists in working with Ankylosing Spondylitis patients. Now these are updates that came about from the annual rheumatologist meeting that was held earlier this year. These are the…
9 Complications of Ankylosing Spondylitis
Nov 24, 2019 • 16 min
Hello and welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. I decided in this episode I was going to kind of revisit some of the areas that we had already touched upon and some issues I’ve been having with my right eye brought this upon. I…
Diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, Now What?
Nov 16, 2019 • 16 min
So you’ve been diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis. Now what? You know, maybe you just received this diagnosis from your rheumatologist you’ve been seeing. This could be your first rheumatologist, could be second, third, or fourth one if you were having…
Grieving For My Old Life
Nov 10, 2019 • 15 min
Hello and welcome to this episode of the Ankylosing Spondylitis podcast. It’s really great to have you all back for another episode. This is going to be an interesting one; it’s going to get a little deep, maybe a little heavy. I came across an article…
But Women Don’t Get AS?
Nov 3, 2019 • 16 min
For the Question of the Week, can AS be inherited. Here is a link to the article (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ankylosing-spondylitis/causes/) that I took some of the items I discussed for the question. Everyone with Ankylosing Spondylitis has heard that…
Having a service dog, an interview with Riley Cook
Oct 27, 2019 • 22 min
In this episode,​ I speak with Riley Cook about her Ankylosing Spondylitis and her service dog Gatsby and the various ways he helps her on a day to day basis.. Riley has been dealing with AS for about 10 years. A few years ago she decided she needed a…
A Short History of Ankylosing Spondylitis
Oct 20, 2019 • 9 min
In this episode, I present a brief history of Ankylosing Spondylitis. But first, the Question of the Week; on one of the Facebook Forums, I saw a question related to leg neuropathy from hip surgery. Getting leg neuropathy from a hip replacement is a known…
10 Natural Treatments to try for Ankylosing Spondylitis
Oct 13, 2019 • 20 min
In this episode,​ I look at 10 natural ways to help cope with Ankylosing Spondylitis. As with anything related to the treatment of your medical condition, please consult with your doctors about any exercise or procedures you want to try.
6 Ways I Try to Cope With Depression
Oct 6, 2019 • 12 min
In this episode, I cover six things that I do or have done to help combat depression partially related to Ankylosing Spondylitis. First I do a Question of the Week. A question listed online asked if stress could trigger a flair. I came across this article…
16 Myths About Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment
Sep 24, 2019 • 24 min
In this episode I review and article from drugs.com that discusses The Top 16 Myths About Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment. I tackle each myth and apply how I am affected or if I think it is Fact or Myth. I apologize for sound, I forgot to set the…
Iritis - Oh, my eye!
Sep 18, 2019 • 15 min
In this episode I discuss my experience with -iritis. If you have Ankylosing Spondylitis, changes are you will get -iritis at some point. Here is my thoughts on -iritis.
Sacroiliac Joint Pain - A real pain in the behind
Sep 1, 2019 • 14 min
In this episode, I take a basic look at Sacroiliac Joint Pain. In my last x-ray​ of these joints, I was totally fused. This fusing of the SI Joints affects everyone with AS at one point.
10 Things Not To Say To Someone With Ankylosing Spondylitis
Aug 24, 2019 • 22 min
In this episode, I review an article titled 10 Things Not To Say To Someone With AS. I applied my experiences to this article and I encourage you to do the same. Mentioned in the show:…
To biologic or not to biologic - My thoughts on Biologics
Aug 17, 2019 • 10 min
In this episode, I look at some basics of biologics like Enbrel, Humira, Cosentyx and my experience with those items. There are numerous biologics available to patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis and the correct one for you may take some time to find as…
My AS Fusion Journey - A short discussion
Aug 16, 2019 • 12 min
In this short episode, I discuss my fusion journey and some of the things I encountered as well as some of the things I do now to fight off fusion. I reference the following two articles in this episode:…
My Disability Journey
Jul 24, 2019 • 18 min
In this episode, I cover some of the basics of my process to get on SSDI. My case was unique compared to many, so please do your research if you are applying for SSDI. My information is in no way legal advice, so please consult an attorney for any…
11 Tips for Living with Chronic Pain
Jul 21, 2019 • 15 min
In this 9thepisode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast, I go over 11 tips that can help to live with chronic pain. This article (https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/11-tips-for-living-with-chronic-pain#2) from WebMD discusses the 11 items. Here…
Susan Bratton - Lets talk about sex… Intimacy and romance
Jul 15, 2019 • 48 min
Lets talk about sex, intimacy, and being with your partner. In this episode I speak with Susan Bratton. Susan Bratton is considered the Dear Abby of Sex. She’s a problem solver for sexual situations. And she extolls wisdom that comes from helping sexual…
Gina Ryan - Dealing with Anxiety
Feb 18, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode, I chat with Gina Ryan (theanxietycoachespodcast.com). Gina assists people in an online group sessions or one to one sessions to deal with anxiety. Gina’s podcast (podcast episode index) can provide you with a wealth of information to…
My Name is AS and 4 Reasons to Start Treating your AS
Jan 20, 2019 • 24 min
In this episode, I read an item I found on Instagram. It was shared from the page Kylie’s Race to beat Ankylosing Spondylitis page (https://www.facebook.com/kyliesrace/) and is called My Name is AS. Please head on over and give her page a like to follow…
Ricky White - Author and AS Warrior
Jan 11, 2019 • 43 min
In this episode, I interview Ricky White, author and current President of Walk AS One. Ricky (www.rickywhite.net) was diagnosed in 2010 with Ankylosing Spondylitis and it would lead him on a whole new journey. He was a nurse at the time and AS left him at…
29 Things About AS You Should Understand.
Jan 4, 2019 • 35 min
In this episode, I review an article by Elaine E. Rushnell titled 29 Things Only Someone with Ankylosing Spondylitis Would Understand. You can access the article on www.healthline.com . If you have done one of the commercial DNA tests, let me know, I…
An Interview with Vinnie Tortorich - Eating Right
Dec 30, 2018 • 44 min
In this episode I talk with Vinnie Tortorich, author of Fitness Confidential (https://www.amazon.com/shop/vinnietortorich). Vinnie started as a trainer and along with books, he has a high quality vitamin store and a coffee club all accessible from his…
Ideas for the upcoming shows
Dec 18, 2018 • 18 min
Hey, welcome everybody. I appreciate you taking the time to listen to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. It’s kind of interesting, as a person that’s had Ankylosing Spondylitis for over 34 plus years, I’m in no way an expert and I…
The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast - Introduction
Dec 4, 2018 • 13 min
This is the first episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. It is just a short overview of what is to come.