Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
The recovery time differs always from person to person. I personally feel that the persistent pain in you could be the result of an angular gibbus deformity
that might have developed at the fracture
site causing a stretch on the posterior spinal ligaments. This typically gets worsened when you try to bend forwards.
You can try a few steroid
shots or trigger point injections at the site of maximum pain or tenderness which may provide relief.
* Always wear the TLSO brace except in supine position (as in sleeping)
* Avoid bending forwards (as in picking objects from the floor)
* Use daily calcium supplements
to strengthen the fractured bone
* Ocassional muscle relaxants as needed
for strengthening your back muscles
Hope this information is helpful . Good day