Laser Therapy is an FDA-cleared modality that reduces inflammation and that results in pain reduction. Laser Therapy is effective in treating acute pain, chronic conditions, and post-operative pain.
Laser therapy treatment is safe, painless and fast. Treatments to deeper tissues are administered in 5 to 10 minutes. Typically, even chronic patients exhibit improvement after 3 to 5 treatment sessions. Laser therapy utilizes the body’s own healing powers by stimulating cellular activity. Despite short treatment times, laser therapy treatments initiate a healing process that continues to actively reduce inflammation for up to 24 hours after treatment.
Laser treatment in dogs or cats with a class IV cold laser has been shown to provide pain relief in animals due to joint pain, muscle pain, surgical pain, arthritis pain, wound pain, lick granuloma pain, neck pain, and back pain. Laser (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) therapy from a class IV laser is performed by qualified veterinarians and staff members on your pet for a variety of reasons, and for various quantities of treatments depending on the condition. It is performed in our office by the doctors or veterinary technicians while you wait. Laser works by repairing tissue through photobiomodulation , which is the application of light to modify a biologic process. The cells in an area of injured tissue use the laser energy to aid in their healing. Typically, more than one treatment is needed to obtain the full benefits from cold laser therapy. The experienced veterinarians at Brandon Lakes Animal Hospital will discuss the cause of your pet’s pain, and the best laser therapy to help alleviate it. Our practice has chosen the Companion Animal Laser by Litecure to treat our patients, as it is the number one laser used by both animal and human doctors. Laser therapy during surgery is used to reduce post-operative pain as well as to decrease the inflammation caused by the surgical procedure. We offer the procedure individually or as part of a pain control package to save you time and money! Call us today to learn more about cold laser therapy for your painful pet!