Laser therapy can work wonders when it comes to pain reduction, mobility, and quickening the healing process.
It works by stimulating the body’s cells to help the patient naturally heal and alleviate pain. The laser causes something called photobiostimulation to occur– which basically means that cells will be regenerated, there will be an improvement to blood circulation, and endorphins will be released. The first two items help healing, and the increased endorphins can help with pain.
The therapy involves no incision, and is completely non-invasive. For the treatment, a beam of light is directed at the area of concern on the patient’s body for several minutes at a time. Often, the animal will enjoy the warming sensation. It is not uncommon for pets to fall asleep, or for cats to begin purring, during their laser therapy session.
The most frequent laser therapy clients tend to be older dogs and cats who suffer from arthritis because of the amazing affects this treatment has on pain management. Many other conditions can also see tremendous improvement with the help of laser therapy, such as:
These examples are only the beginning of the ailments laser therapy can help with. Because the process uses the body’s own natural healing mechanisms, it can help with most sources of pain.
Many of our clients report that even after one session, they can see a marked improvement in their pet’s mobility.
Do you think your pet may be a good candidate for laser therapy? Please feel encouraged to ask your veterinarian. If you are concerned because your pet seems to be in pain, give us a call and we can have an examination to solve the problem using laser therapy or any other service the veterinarian recommends.
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