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01-16-2007, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Methane View Post
In '05 I suffered a burst fracture in my lower back. I've since been screwed back together and I'm doing fine. I'd like to return to playing but I'm a bit paranoid about further injury. Have any of you had such an injury and returned to playing? Any special precautions or gear you made sure to have or use?

I was thinking about buying a HIGH end pair of pants with great tail bone / butt padding and a back brace. Or the combination of a girdle, brace and good pants. Any comments, thoughts or divine revelations?
As long as the area that was injured is well protected, you should be alright. Give it a try and see how it goes. If it doesn't feel right then you probably shouldn't play, however, I've known people with some bad back injuries that came back and played after it was fixed. Just don't play full contact.

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