The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast

The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast
A podcast for people with Ankylosing Spondylitis

023: Diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, Now What?
Nov 17 • 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…
022: Grieving For My Old Life
Nov 10 • 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…
021: But Women Don’t Get AS
Nov 3 • 16 min
For the Question of the Week, can AS be inherited. Here is a link to the article ( that I took some of the items I discussed for the question. Everyone with Ankylosing Spondylitis has heard that…
020: Having a service dog, an interview with Riley Cook
Oct 27 • 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…
019: A Short History of Ankylosing Spondylitis
Oct 20 • 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…
018: 10 Natural Treatments to try for Ankylosing Spondylitis
Oct 13 • 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.
017: 6 Ways I Try to Cope With Depression
Oct 6 • 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…
016: 16 Myths About Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment
Sep 24 • 24 min
In this episode I review and article from 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…
015: Iritis - Oh, my eye!
Sep 18 • 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.
014: Sacroiliac Joint Pain - A real pain in the behind
Sep 1 • 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.
013: 10 Things Not To Say To Someone With Ankylosing Spondylitis
Aug 23 • 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:…
012: To biologic or not to biologic - My thoughts on Biologics
Aug 17 • 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…
011: My AS Fusion Journey - A short discussion
Aug 16 • 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:…
010: My Disability Journey
Jul 24 • 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…
009: 11 Tips for Living with Chronic Pain
Jul 21 • 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 ( from WebMD discusses the 11 items. Here…
008: Susan Bratton - Lets talk about sex… Intimacy and romance
Jul 15 • 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…
007: Gina Ryan - Dealing with Anxiety
Feb 18 • 38 min
In this episode, I chat with Gina Ryan ( 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…
006: My Name is AS and 4 Reasons to Start Treating your AS
Jan 19 • 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 ( and is called My Name is AS. Please head on over and give her page a like to follow…
005: Ricky White - Author and AS Warrior
Jan 12 • 43 min
In this episode, I interview Ricky White, author and current President of Walk AS One. Ricky ( 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…
004: 29 Things About AS You Should Understand.
Jan 3 • 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 and here is a direct link…
003: An Interview with Vinnie Tortorich
Dec 28, 2018 • 44 min
In this episode I talk with Vinnie Tortorich, author of Fitness Confidential ( 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 17, 2018 • 18 min
In this episode, I continue to discuss what I want to do with this show.
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.