I got a compression fracture in by lower back it happened on 4-16-05 It feels way better now.I can barely feel it when I sneeze.I have been back to work on light duty now for two months and they sent me back home on 8-12-05 untill my doctor says I am 100% healed.It's a company policy they have at my job if you do not get injured on the job and they bring you in on light duty you can only be on light duty for two months I have an appointment on 8-15-05 and I am wondering what my doctor is going to say. Has any one had a compression fracture and had to wear one of those braces before.I am wondering if I am still going to need to wear it for a while or even if the doctor says I do not have to wear it any more is he going to release me to full duty at work. It is going to suck if I have to go on state dissabilty again.What is going to suck is the 7 day period that they do not pay for at the beginning.The pay is very good except for that nonpaid 7 days. What really sucks Is that I was doing my company a favor by going in on light duty to help them becouse the position I was doing was a guys that moved away and they had me come in to do that job and to make sure that position was filled. I pretty much feel I was used.If my doctor does not release me to full dutyandthe state dissabilty does make me go thru the 7 day period again on the exsisting injury than I hate to say it but I think I am going to have to see if I can make the company pay the 7 days.