Your Reliable Resource For Musculoskeletal Aches & Pains

Helping You Make Good Health Care Decisions

Help What Hurts was founded on the premise that when given appropriate and reliable information regarding your condition and pain treatment options, you will make the choices that are right for you. All information on this site is provided by experienced, highly regarded health care professionals.


Musculoskeletal is More than a 13-Letter Word!

It describes the muscular (muscles) and skeletal (bones) structure of your body that, when not working properly, can lead to back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis ….. which is probably why you’re here.

Here’s How We Can Help You:

  • Help you evaluate different treatments through our unique RESCU Rating System
  • Suggest products to help relieve your pain
  • Recommend health care practitioners in your area
  • Provide information from professional practitioners
  • Show your options for treatment

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Every journey begins with the first step. Identify your area of concern and click on the appropriate condition.



Spinal Infection

Overview Spinal infections involve the: Intervertebral disc space Spinal canal Surrounding soft tissue Vertebral column The infections, bacteria or fungal can present 3 days to 3 months after surgery. Intervertebral disc space infections are between two vertebrae. Disc space infections are classified into 3 subcategories: Discitis (childhood) Postoperative Spontaneous (adult hematogenous or blood-borne) Vertebral Osteomyelitis is…
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Spinal Cancer

What is Spinal Cancer? Overview Spinal cancer involves tumors or masses of abnormal cells originating in spinal tissue or brain (also known as spinal tumors).  Primary tumors may start due to certain inherited gene mutations. Those that metastasize or spread to the spine from other body areas are secondary spinal tumors. Typically they come from…
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Stay in Shape During COVID-19

Corona Virus, COVID-19: Restricted to shelter at home: What can you do to stay in shape? With the shelter in place happening all over the world, you may be asking yourself what you can do to stay in shape or at least continue to manage your health, fitness and in some cases, your rehab while…
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