If your pet is experiencing pain, especially chronic pain, it is a good time to consider lasers therapy as a treatment option. In laser therapy, wavelengths of red and near-infrared lights are used to stimulate the body’s natural healing ability. The positive effects of laser therapy have been proven to accelerate healing time from injuries, decrease swelling in tissues, reduce pain, and increase circulation.
Block House Creek Animal Hospital specializes in a Class IV therapeutic laser, which can be used in a variety of ways, including the treatment of infections and wounds, disc pain and arthritis, and to help speed healing after surgery. The laser works by reducing inflammation, improving blood flow and stimulating the release of natural endorphins.
Laser therapy can be used to treat a variety of symptoms, including:
Degenerative joint disease
Post-operative and wound healing
Intervertebral Disc disease
In the past, many of these conditions were treated with pain medication or anti-inflammatory drugs. However, prolonged use of these drugs have shown to have severe and long-lasting side effects for pets. Laser therapy offers an effective, safe alternative to treating many of these diseases, both for common and chronic conditions, particularly arthritis.
Call Block House Creek Animal Hospital to ask about laser therapy for pets in Cedar Park,