Reducing pain and promoting healing is one of the medical team’s top priorities. To that end, we have invested in a therapeutic laser that we use to help patients following surgery or an injury and to assist with managing a range of chronic and acute conditions.
Laser therapy is a painless, FDA-approved medical procedure that uses low-level lasers to stimulate the natural healing capabilities of the body’s cells. This form of laser therapy is effective at promoting healing on a cellular level as well as decreasing inflammation after surgery, injury, or in areas of the body affected by chronic illnesses such as arthritis or acute conditions such as otitis. It can also be used to increase joint mobility and relieve the aches and pains common to older pets.
Therapeutic Laser Treatment for Pain Relief and Recovery
Does your dog or cat suffer from any of the following conditions?
- Acute and Chronic Ear Infections
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Hip Dysplasia
- Anal Gland problems
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Lick Granulomas
- Iliopsoas-inner hip muscles
- Acute and Chronic Pain
- Fibrotic Myopathy
- Sinusitis/Rhinitis – inflammation of nasal passages or sinus
- Stomatits – inflammation of mucous lining in mouth, cheek, or gums
- Cystitis – urinary bladder inflammation
Laser Therapy Could Be the Answer!
The Therapeutic Laser is the latest technology for the health of your pet. Deep penetrating light allows relief of pain through release of endorphins and stimulates injured cells to heal faster. Simply put, it provides relief.
The Therapeutic Laser:
- Allows your pet to heal faster after surgery or any traumatic injury.
- Eases pain and improves mobility without the use of drugs or surgery.
- Helps provide your geriatric pet relief of aches and pains and allows for more freedom and improved quality of life.
- Helps provide pain relief and increases healing in common disorders such as lick granulomas and chronic ear infections.
- Provides a sterile, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment for a variety of injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological problems, and pain.
What to Expect
There is no patient sedation or restraint required for Laser Therapy and the experience is often pleasant and comforting. The treatment usually only takes a few minutes to complete during a regular office visit. Most pets do not need to have their hair clipped unless it is very long or dense.
Although improvement is often seen after the first visit, most patients require several treatments (3-8) for the greatest benefit. For most conditions, we recommend a multi-visit treatment plan. Treatments vary in length, but most sites require from 2-8 minutes. A majority of patients exhibit greater comfort and mobility within 12-24 hours after a laser treatment.
Class IV Laser Therapy treatments are cumulative in nature. The length and frequency of treatments vary with your pet’s condition.
A sample treatment schedule may be as follows:
- Every other day for one week ( 3-total )
- Twice the second week ( 2-total )
- Once the third week ( 1-total )
- Boosters as needed – the doctors will recommend a treatment plan specific to your pet’s condition.