Chronic back pain

Patient : I experienced a lumbar fracture of the L1 vertebrae in a auto accident on june 2011, it only fractured on one side of the vertebrae and was a hairline fracture and i did not experience any paralysis.i do have lower back pain and i have pain upon bending over and my low back feels stiff. i would like to know if i will have chronic back pain for the rest of my life because of the auto accident and due to my injury or will it eventually go away?
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