Blog Archive

How to Stay Active Despite Knee Pain Aug 16th, 2019

Knee pain can really put a damper on life, not to mention your efforts to stay healthy through physical activity. When it feels nearly impossible just to get out of bed or walk down the stairs, you might dismiss exercise as out of the question.  But the truth is, you...

What Is Considered a Healthy Weight Loss Program? Jul 17th, 2019

Unless you’re born with a naturally active metabolism (and a genetic tendency not to store fat), there’s a good chance that at some point in your life, you’re going to put on some extra pounds. In fact, in the U.S., about two-thirds of all adults are overweight or obese, which...

Workplace Tips to Avoid Sciatica Problems Jun 3rd, 2019

Sciatica is one of the most common types of back pain, and experts estimate that as many as 40 percent of all people experience sciatica at some point in their lives. Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve — the longest nerve in your body — becomes irritated and compressed. The sciatic nerve...

MiRx Protocol: A Non-Invasive Solution for Migraines May 10th, 2019

About 39 million people in the U.S. suffer from migraines, including both adults and kids. While both men and women can have migraine headaches, they occur a lot more often in women than in men — about three times as often. Migraines can vary not just in their severity and...

Living a Pain-Free Life With Sanexas Apr 10th, 2019

If you've been struggling with chronic pain like peripheral neuropathy, you're not alone. Over 20 million individuals in the U.S. have some type of peripheral neuropathy. And, you likely know many of the treatment options out there are ineffective, painkillers can be addictive, and many alternative therapies aren't enough. Fortunately,...

Why Stem Cell Therapy Could Be the Right Treatment for You Mar 1st, 2019

Stem cell therapy has increased significantly in popularity in recent years as patients look for pain management treatments that don’t involve long-term use of pain medication. As many as 25 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, including pain from degenerative diseases like arthritis and pain syndromes like fibromyalgia. While medication...

Sanexas: A Non Invasive Technology for Chronic Pain Feb 11th, 2019

If you suffer from chronic pain, you have a lot of company. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 25 million adults in the U.S. suffer chronic pain as well. That’s more than 11 percent of the adult population. Knowing you’re not alone in your battle against pain...

Why Chiropractic Care Is a Great Option for Chronic Ailments! Jan 9th, 2019

What do you think of when you hear the term "chronic?" For many today, the word is synonymous with "incurable" and signifies a lifetime of severe symptoms and the need for lots of medication, which may have serious side effects. However, this common misunderstanding of chronic ailments is harmful. Yes, chronic conditions do tend...

Stem Cell Therapy: Learn About This Innovative Treatment for Your Osteoarthritis Dec 19th, 2018

About 31 million men and women in the U.S. deal with the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis every day, and if you’re one of them, you know the toll the disease can take on your life. Osteoarthritis occurs when the joint surfaces get damaged, usually as a result of age-related...

How Sanexas Works to Treat Peripheral Neuropathy Nov 30th, 2018

Dealing with chronic pain can be exhausting. Peripheral neuropathy — a chronic, painful disease that affects 20 million Americans — can take a toll on your quality of life, both physically and emotionally. At The Vanguard Clinic in St. Louis, we take a different, innovative approach to treating peripheral neuropathy...

Top 5 Benefits of Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment Using Sanexas Oct 31st, 2018

Do you have pain or tingling in your limbs? You need relief. Sanexas is the advanced, non-invasive treatment that works with a level of sophistication to deliver long-lasting results you can feel. Check out these five benefits of Sanexas treatment. 1. Better sleep Peripheral neuropathy takes over every aspect of your life. It's hard to walk,...

Adjusting for Good Health: The Top 5 Benefits of Chiropractic Care Sep 26th, 2018

Are you suffering from back pain that never seems to go away no matter how many painkillers you take? Do you feel like your regular doctor has given up on you because they can’t diagnose the source of your back pain according to their textbooks? If this sounds familiar, chiropractic...

Unexplained Pain or Numbness? It Might Be Peripheral Neuropathy Aug 17th, 2018

Perhaps you notice a slight tingling in your feet, or a patch of numbness develops in your hand. These unexplained sensations may be caused by peripheral neuropathy, which is nerve damage. Peripheral neuropathy affects an estimated 20 million people in the United States, and there are more than 100 different...

Auto Injuries and Long-term Health Issues Jul 9th, 2018

Where your health is concerned, there’s really no such thing as a minor car accident. Even a low-speed impact transmits tremendous force with stresses beyond those your body can normally withstand. Combine that with the effects of the adrenaline and endorphin rush that follows a sudden, traumatic experience, and you...

Put an End to Pain with K-Laser Therapy Jun 28th, 2018

K- Laser Therapy: Your Chronic Pain SolutionWhat activity are you missing out on due to your chronic pain? Whether it’s throwing a ball with your grandson, swinging that golf club, or enjoying walks again, K-Laser can help you get doing it again!What’s K-Laser? K-Laser is a FDA cleared therapy that...

What's the buzz about keto? Jun 21st, 2018

What’s all the buzz about ketogenic dieting? Should you be doing it?First of all, what is a ketogenic diet? A ketogenic diet is one that is high in fats, moderate in proteins, and low in carbohydrates. A ketogenic diet causes the body to enter “ketosis”, where the body’s primary source...

5 Ways to Remedy Tech Neck Jun 20th, 2018

Think about the human head, which weighs 12 pounds on average and perches on a narrow column of seven small cervical vertebrae (your neck). It’s not difficult to imagine the strain on your neck when you spend hours looking down at an electronic device — a position that causes the...

6 Reasons You Need A B12 Injection... Today! Jun 12th, 2018

6 Reasons You Need A B12 Injection… Today!You want to lose weight. B12 injections are a great addition to your weight-loss regimen because they help to speed up your metabolism. B12 injections may aid in weight-loss indirectly by improving energy levels, improving sleep, and decreasing depression.You want more energy. Ever...

All Natural Back Pain Relief With Horizontal Electrotherapy May 21st, 2018

If you’re having difficulty with back pain, you certainly aren’t alone. It’s a frequently experienced ailment in the United States and one of the most common reasons patients see their doctors.Fortunately, most back discomfort is temporary and caused by traumatic muscle or tendon strains that occur during an accidental fall,...

Stem Cell Therapy: A Game-Changer for Aging Joints May 21st, 2018

If you’re feeling more and more like the Tin Man when you get up each morning, welcome to the world of stiff and aging joints. Your joints are arguably the hardest workers in your skeletal system, keeping your bones and soft tissue together and providing an incredible amount of support...

Arthrits: Old Age or Something More? Apr 24th, 2018

So, what is arthritis? Many people think it’s just a result of getting older.  Truth is, not everyone develops arthritis at the same rate. Therefor, can it really be just an age issue?Arthritis is the inflammation of a joint, which occurs as the joint begins to break down. Joints do...

Rest Easy Tonight! Our Top 8 Tips for a Restful Night's Sleep Apr 19th, 2018

Rest easy tonight!What’s more frustrating than a sleepless night? Tired of tossing and turning, wishing you could just fall back asleep? Here at The Vanguard Clinic, we understand the importance of a restful night’s sleep. Lack of sleep has several consequences, including poor memory/cognition, weight-gain, irritability/poor mood, increased stress and...

Drop those winter lbs FAST! Apr 10th, 2018

The struggle is real!  If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably trying to figure out how to drop those extra winter pounds before swim-suit season.  We’re here to give you a few tips to make that easier for you.#1 STAY HYDRATED.  Did you know that dehydration can cause weight-gain?  It’s...

How Yoga Can Help Your Sciatica Mar 30th, 2018

You have a 40% probability of experiencing sciatica at some point in your lifetime. You can recognize this painful, often debilitating condition from its telltale signs. Pain originates in your lower back or buttock and radiates down your leg. It is worse when standing and sitting, and it feels sharp,...

Five Bad Habits That May Be Making Your Knee Pain Worse Feb 27th, 2018

At least 20% of Americans report suffering from knee pain regularly. This pain may be due to the breakdown of cartilage that comes with age, known as osteoarthritis, or other mechanical issues with the soft tissue in the joint. Much knee pain can be avoided, however, if you change some...

Welcome to The Vanguard Clinic! Jan 29th, 2018

Welcome to The Vanguard Clinic! We are an Integrated Medical Clinic located in St. Louis, MO.At The Vanguard Clinic, we take a team approach to getting you well.  The dedicated staff includes an osteopathic physician who is board-certified in emergency medicine, a chiropractor, a nurse practitioner, and several rehab techs.  We...