Musculoskeletal Pain


Musculoskeletal pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. It can be acute (having a rapid onset with severe symptoms) or chronic (long lasting). Musculoskeletal pain can be localized in one area, or widespread.  Lower back pain is the most common type of musculoskeletal pain. Other common types include tendonitis, myalgia (muscle pain), and stress fractures.

Anyone can experience musculoskeletal pain. It is most often caused by an injury to the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves. This can be caused by jerking movements, car accidents, falls, fractures, sprains, dislocations, and direct blows to the muscle.  Musculoskeletal pain can also be caused by overuse. Lower back pain from overuse is the most common work-related diagnosis in Western society.

Poor posture or prolonged immobilization can also cause musculoskeletal pain.


Symptoms of musculoskeletal pain depend on whether the pain is caused by an injury or overuse and whether it is chronic or acute. The symptoms can also differ from person to person. Common symptoms include:


Wallace Physical Therapy, Tucson AZ (and serving all of Southern Arizona) is very experienced in working with many types of musculoskeletal problems. With the use of strengthening and conditioning exercises, stretching exercises, therapeutic massage and hot/cold packs, Bob Wallace has over 20 years of experience in treating many different types of musculoskeletal pain.  Bob Wallace is one of the top Physical Therapist to treat lower back pain, which is the most common type of musculoskeletal pain.  Through hands on treatments and exercises, Bob Wallace has created an amazing protocol for treating low back pain. 

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5501 N Oracle Rd #101
Tucson, AZ 85704


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1925 W Orange Grove Rd #204

Tucson AZ 85704


Phone: 520-297-1550

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