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?