Consider it the “non-cutting” edge of veterinary science! Laser therapy is an innovative technology used to treat acute and chronic injuries. This non-invasive treatment stimulates cell regeneration by increasing blood flow to the targeted area, which accelerates the healing process. It has been successfully used to accelerate the healing process after surgery, alleviate joint pain, and treat degenerative diseases.
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
Low-level or “cold” laser therapy focuses red and infrared light on tissue at and below the surface of the skin. The light energizes the cells, producing a structural protein called collagen used to repair tissue. Lasers continue the healing process by supporting vascular dilation and synthesis, increasing blood circulation to the affected region. The stimulation also releases the body’s own pain-relieving hormones.
The process generally takes between 5-10 minutes, with most patients seeing positive effects after 3-5 uses. The treatment continues to relieve pain and fight inflammation for up to 24 hours following the session.
What Conditions Can Laser Therapy Help Improve?
- Hip dysplasia
- Post-surgical incisions and soft-tissue trauma
- Arthritis and degenerative joint disease
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Neuromuscular disease
What are the Benefits of Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy has become an increasingly popular treatment option for pets, as it offers a wide range of benefits without the need for drugs or surgery. Here are some of the benefits of laser therapy for pets:
- Pain relief: Laser therapy can reduce pain and discomfort in pets by decreasing inflammation and stimulating the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain relievers.
- Improved healing: Laser therapy can improve the healing process by increasing blood flow to the affected area and promoting the production of new, healthy cells.
- Reduced inflammation: Laser therapy can reduce inflammation in pets by decreasing the production of inflammatory molecules and increasing the production of anti-inflammatory molecules.
- Increased mobility: Laser therapy can help improve mobility in pets by reducing pain and inflammation and promoting healing of the affected tissues.
- Non-invasive: Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment option that does not require drugs or surgery, making it a safer and less stressful treatment option for pets.
- Quick and easy: Laser therapy sessions are typically quick and easy, lasting anywhere from a few minutes to half an hour depending on the condition being treated.
- Versatile: Laser therapy can be used to treat a wide range of conditions in pets, including arthritis, hip dysplasia, skin conditions, wound healing, and post-operative pain management.
Laser therapy is normally combined with other types of veterinary medicine including pharmaceutical regimens and alternative treatments. The broad biochemical benefits and lack of adverse side effects have made laser therapy the preferred post-operative rehab method in veterinary medicine.
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