Laser Treatments and Pain Management
Pain relief, recovery and a better quality of life
Laser Therapy for the cat or dog recovering from surgery or in need of pain relief.
Common conditions laser therapy treats:
- Pain Management/Reduction
- Wound Healing Time Decreased
- Improved Post Surgical Healing Time
- Nerve Regeneration
- Inflammatory Diseases
- Acute Musculoskeletal Trauma
- Increased Circulation
- Decreased Swelling
More specific ailments laser treats:
- Head: Sinusitis, Rhinitis, Hematomas, Otitis
- Cervical: Infectious Tracheo-Bronchitis, IVDD
- Back: IVDD, Arthritis
- Hip: Chronic Pain, Lameness
- Dermatology: Post Surgical Incisions, Infected and Chronic Wounds
- Perineum: Trauma, Tail Fracture
- Stifle: Tendonitis, Non Surgical Partial ACL
- Internal: Cystitis, IBD, Feline Asthma
- Thoracic Limb: Bicipital Burstitis, Bicipital Tendonitis
- Tarsus/Carpus: Lick Granulomas, Neuropathy, Calcaneal Tendon
- Forelimb: Sprains/Strains, Fractures, Snake Bites, Bug Bites, Trauma
- Mouth: Extractions, Gingivitis, Periodontitis, Stomatitis (Feline)
Laser Therapy is the painless application of healing light – it’s fast and effective!
How does laser therapy work?
The laser beam stimulates the cells and tissues to be healthy. The laser energy increases circulation and causes water, oxygen, and important nutrients to come to the damaged area. This optimal healing environment reduces inflammation so that healing can begin. Also, it reduces swelling, muscle spasms, pain, and stiffness. As the injured area returns to it’s normal state, function is then restored and pain is relieved.
What will my animal feel when receiving the laser treatments?
Laser therapy is a painless application of healing light. Your animal might feel a slight tingling as the light enters the tissue and cells, but it is very minimal if at all. Areas that are in pain or inflamed may briefly be sensitive before the pain reduction.
So what is laser therapy?
In simplest of terms, laser therapy is the application of a coherent light. The laser light consists of multiple light waves in which all the waves support one another. It is a holistic non-invasive way to treat and manage pain, inflammation, and speed up the healing process.
The laser light increases metabolic activity within the cells, by interacting with tissues at a cellular level. The transport of nutrients across the cell membranes is improved, therefore increasing the production of cellular energy. What follows is increased cellular function and tissue repair.
How long will each treatment take?
The treatment time depends on how chronic the condition is and the depth the laser light needs to reach to be effective. However, almost all treatments will be between two and ten minutes.
How many treatments will my animal need?
The number of treatments can vary greatly based on the condition, but many pet owners notice a positive difference within three or four treatments. However, some conditions may only need 1-2 treatments and some conditions may require ongoing care periodically to control pain.
What are the cost of the treatments?
Talk to your veterinary staff as cost can vary depending on a if you purchase a package of multiple treatments, or would prefer to pay per treatment, but treatments are reasonable in cost.
Are the results guaranteed?
We are not able to guarantee the results on every animal. However, laser therapy has been proven to be effective in clinical studies and also in rehab settings in both human medical and veterinary medical. There are over thirty years of research which supports the efficacy of this holistic treatment.
Are there any side effects?
Very few side effects have ever been reported. Occasionally, old injuries or painful afflictions may feel aggravated for a few days. This is just because the healing response is more active after treatment.
Please read the bios on our About Us page for two of our highly skilled and experienced professionals, Dr. Amanda Stuart, DVM (Left) and Elizabeth (Liz) McCuskey, LVT (Right). We know you will love working with them!