This is so true. For any family dealing with a chronic illness, you cannot mourn the past of what had been or say "if only" about the future. You have to live in the present and cherish the good days, pray for strength to get through the bad days, and be thankful for every day you get to spend with your loved ones.
Since your back supports your spine, the muscles and nerves in these regions are connected to your shoulders, neck, hips, and legs. This means that nearly any kind of movement can cause pain during a flare-up