Spanish Trail Animal Hospital is proud to offer Cold Laser Therapy as a treatment option for our patients. We utilize a class IV Cold Laser to perform a noninvasive procedure utilizing light to stimulate injured cells to heal at a faster rate. The procedure also releases natural pain killers known as endorphins. Laser therapy is effective in treating chronic and acute conditions, as well as post-surgical pain and inflammation.
How can laser therapy help my pet?
Laser therapy is a complementary treatment for pets with many conditions, including inflammation, wound healing, and pain management. The therapy can be safely used with other natural practices, such as acupuncture and chiropractic treatment, or combined with pharmaceutical therapy. Best of all, laser therapy is a pain-free option to promote healing and avoid surgical treatment.
Laser therapy can often benefit pets with these conditions:
- Ear infections
- Impacted anal glands
- Surgical incisions
- Intervertebral disc disease
- Hot spots
- Urinary tract disease
- Feline acne
- Periodontal disease
- Tooth extraction sites
- Muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries
- Lick granulomas
Laser therapy is contraindicated in only a few conditions, including cancer and pregnancy.
How does laser therapy work?
Laser therapy is an innovative treatment modality that can relieve a variety of medical conditions. The laser emits packets of light energy deep into tissue without any damage, stimulating cell repair and rejuvenation. The light wavelengths encourage the cells to repair themselves more quickly and cause many therapeutic effects, such as:
- Wound healing
- Reducing scar-tissue formation
- Improving nerve function and regeneration
- Healing surgical incisionsReducing inflammation
- Encouraging healing
- Stimulating circulation
And the list goes on—laser therapy also can block pain transmitted by nerve cells, drain the lymphatic system, speed the formation of new capillaries, increase the food and oxygen supply for blood cells, and stimulate muscle trigger points.
Wondering if your pet would benefit from laser therapy? Contact us for more information.