Laser Therapy is an FDA-cleared modality that reduces inflammation and that results in pain reduction. Laser therapy is effective in treating acute pain, chronic conditions, and post-operative pain, and works well in conjunction with pain medication such as Metacam or tramadol, or on its own in patients with medical conditions that prohibit them from taking pain medication.
Laser therapy treatment is safe, painless and fast. Treatments to deeper tissues are administered in 5 to 10 minutes. Typically, even chronic patients exhibit improvement after 3 to 5 treatment sessions. Despite short treatment times, laser therapy treatments initiate a healing process that continues to actively reduce inflammation for up to 24 hours after treatment.
We are currently using laser therapy to treat arthritis, back pain, surgical incisions, and open wounds and trauma. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about whether or not laser therapy is right for your pet.