I had a flare up from PT which I quit and just went back to walking and swimming and VERY light stretches. The flareup was relieved with another prednisone dose pack. They make me feel better than anything else. Im going to switch to pain managment soon from the spine center. I want to do another "6 pack" but was wondering how people have faired with the use of the steroid. long term is not good for sure, but every couple of months i want to try another.