Dr. Beach and Amanda giving Rugby a treatment for his chronic pain.
Who will benefit?
Chronic Joint Disease
Many of our clients have animals with arthritis of the lumbar spine, stifles hips and knees. Laser therapy makes it possible for us to offer an alternative treatment, by proactively offering scheduled therapy appointments to reduce the pain and inflammation, making it easier for them to walk, run and play. Many start the lasing at 2 times per week for the first 3 weeks and then follow up as needed to maintain improved function. This is a wonderful way to improve the your pet's quality of life with no adverse side effects.
Using laser therapy is a reliable method to reduce acute and chronic pain. Ideally we treat with the laser as soon as possible after trauma. Immediate treatments will alter the levels of prostaglandins that accelerate the inflammatory phase, reducing edema and silencing pain. You will quickly notice relief for your pets that lasts longer each time you treat them.
Laser therapy has been shown to be efficient in assisting neurological rehabilitation when there are frequently few other available treatments. Our clients have reported improvement in cases of IVDD, and FCE, as well as cases of neurological trauma. Treatments are based upon diagnostic imaging, the severity of the condition and quality of life issues.
We now have the ability to use the laser immediately after surgery at very low doses to accelerate the inflammatory phase of wound healing. This enhances the speed of the overall wound repair, and reduces pain.
Laser irradiation can be used in all types of wounds, including non-healing wounds. Lick granulomas benefit from twice weekly lasing. A single treatment will often promote an improved appearance and reduced licking. Laser can also promote improved tensile strength of the wounds. Wound healing with the laser is quick and painless.
Consult with your Veterinarian to see if Laser Therapy would benefit your pet.
Laser information Courtesy of Respond Systems Inc.