I recieved an L1 compression fracture the end of Feb 2008 riding on the back of a snowmachine going over a bump. I am still in a lot of pain in lower back,now the hips and buttocks. I am still having difficulty walking ,sitting, even showering or getting dressed. This is now 5 months. I am curiuos to know if anyone else has had this fracture and how long this is going to go on, or what they experienced in long term. I seem to be getting worst this past month compared to the month before I thought I may be getting better. I have had 2 exrays an MRI , bone density to check for Osterioprois. I am a 50 year old woman. I get so frustrated, depressed that I can still not do anything. I keep trying but the pain is so unbearable. I am finding I am getting irratible, and moody compared to what I was even a month ago.