Using a Class IV FDA approved Laser Treatment Unit we are able to provide a painless alternative to treat joint pain, muscle strains, ligament sprains and injuries, as well as decrease pain and inflammation. Laser therapy can also be used to help speed healing and decrease pain associated with wounds, burns, fractures, and other conditions. Therapeutic lasers can also be of great benefit to our geriatric patients as the treatments have been proven to decrease the pain associated with joint disease and arthritis.
How does laser therapy work? Also known as cold laser therapy, the laser uses focused red and infrared light to stimulate and influence cell chemistry deep within the tissues. The effect the laser has on tissue cells results in faster wound healing, stimulation of nerve function, reduced swelling and inflammation, improved blood circulation to the affected area, and an increased release of endorphins (the body’s own natural pain-killers).
The actual treatment is prescribed by the veterinarian after a physical exam and consultation with the owner. A veterinary technician certified in laser therapy will carry out the treatment, usually with the owner present. The treatment takes 10 – 15 minutes and requires no sedation. While only a few sessions may be needed for conditions such as wound treatment, long-term conditions such as arthritis and joint disease are best treated with a maintenance treatment plan.
Laser therapy has proven to reduce pain and speed healing after surgical procedures and help reduce gingivitis and pain associated with dental conditions. If your pet is in need of a surgical or dental procedure, be sure to ask about our k-laser postoperative treatment option. Please contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation with the doctors.