A 29-year-old male presents to clinic with complaints of mid back pain ongoing for 5 days. He states the pain began after lifting weights at the gym. He describes the pain as sharp without radiation and rates the pain a 7/10. He has tried acetaminophen and ibuprofen over the counter with only mild relief of his symptoms. Osteopathic structural examination reveals boggy tissue texture changes over the right thoracic paraspinal musculature ranging from T3-T9. Which of the following statements are true?