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9 Complications of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Nov. 24, 2019

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 ri…

Diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, Now What?

Nov. 17, 2019

Hello, and welcome to this episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. This is going to be the 23rd episode already. This is fantastic. In this episode I'm going to talk about, you've been diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondy…

Grieving For My Old Life

Nov. 10, 2019

I apologize about my stuffiness in this episode. My allergies were really bad… 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 goin…

But Women Don't Get AS?

Nov. 3, 2019

Hello, and welcome to The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. Well, this is the month of November and I hope everybody's doing well. First I want to take a minute to talk about the show itself. I cannot thank everybody enough fo…

Health & Fitness Society & Culture

Having a service dog, an interview with Riley Cook

Oct. 27, 2019

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 ag…

Guest: Riley S. Cook

A Short History of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Oct. 20, 2019

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 fr…

10 Natural Treatments to try for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Oct. 13, 2019

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…

6 Ways I Try to Cope With Depression

Oct. 6, 2019

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 fl…

16 Myths About Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment

Sept. 24, 2019

In this episode I review and article from drugs.com that discusses The Top 16 Myths About Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment (https://www.drugs.com/slideshow/ankylosing-spondylitis-treatment-1065). I tackle each myth and apply…


Iritis - Oh, my eye!

Sept. 18, 2019

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

Sept. 1, 2019

In this episode, I take a basic look at Sacroiliac Joint Pain. In my last xray 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. 25, 2019

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: https://www.healthline.com/health/beyon…

To biologic or not to biologic - My thoughts on Biologics

Aug. 17, 2019

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…

My AS Fusion Journey - A short discussion

Aug. 16, 2019

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: https://www.healthli…

My Disability Journey

July 24, 2019

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 cons…

11 Tips for Living with Chronic Pain

July 21, 2019

In this 9 th episode 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…

Health & Fitness Society & Culture

Susan Bratton - Lets talk about sex... Intimacy and romance

July 15, 2019

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 t…

Guest: Susan Bratton
Health & Fitness Society & Culture

Gina Ryan - Dealing with Anxiety

Feb. 18, 2019

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 w…

Guest: Gina Ryan

My Name is AS and 4 Reasons to Start Treating your AS

Jan. 20, 2019

Hello, and welcome to this week's episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast. Today is going to be kind of a unique episode. I'm going to do a couple of things, but they are tied together. First and foremost, I'm going to…

Health & Fitness Society & Culture

Ricky White - Author and AS Warrior

Jan. 11, 2019

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 nur…

Guest: Ricky White

29 Things About AS You Should Understand.

Jan. 4, 2019

I wanted to let you know what this new episode up front I screwed up a little bit and I used the wrong microphone to record it. So when you hear this it's going to sound a little distant because I was using a microphone a li…

Health & Fitness

An Interview with Vinnie Tortorich - Eating Right

Dec. 30, 2018

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…

Ideas for the upcoming shows

Dec. 18, 2018

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 …

The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast - Introduction

Dec. 4, 2018

This is the first episode of The Ankylosing Spondylitis Podcast . It is just a short overview of what is to come. Hello, and welcome to the inaugural episode of Voices of AS, as many will know this as stands for Ankylosing S…