We have used laser for many medical conditions, including arthritis pain, degenerative joint and disc diseases, hip dysplasia, wound healing, non-resolving ear infections, and burns to name a few. If you feel that your pet may benefit from our therapy laser, give us a call for a consultation.
Laser light is highly absorbed by skin and subcutaneous tissues, allowing deep penetration of the light to the level of injury. The power of the Class IV laser allows deeper penetration (to deep back muscles for instance) and shorter duration of the time to treat the affected area. Most treatments take anywhere from 2-10 minutes per site and the treatment requires no anesthesia or sedation for your pet. In most cases, your pet will actually enjoy the treatment, as the laser produces a warm sensation as the rolling ball is moved over the treated area.
Increased blood flow to area
This is of benefit to aid healing. All healing requires adequate blood flow to the site of injury and laser light has been clinically proven to increase blood flow into laser treated areas.
Increases ATP production at the cellular level
ATP, the power source used by cells to function, is increased in affected tissues, by increasing mitochondrial function. This essentially speeds up metabolism at the treated site, resulting in faster tissue healing.
Current studies show that desensitization of nerve endings by the laser light is the predominant biological reason we see many of our patients show improved pain scores in a little as 1-2 treatments. Laser light also is a powerful cue for the body to release endorphins, the body’s natural occurring pain hormones.