Advancements in veterinary medicine are making the care and treatment of ailments in our animal companions easier and much more effective than ever before. One such advancement is the use of the therapeutic laser. This non-invasive, drug-free treatment method has been proven to be highly effective in managing pain, improving mobility and speeding the healing process following surgery or injury.
Laser therapy involves the use of a small, handheld device which emits an intense beam of light known as a laser. The laser is applied to areas of the body that are experiencing pain or have suffered some type of trauma, either through injury or a surgical procedure. When the laser hits the targeted area it causes the cells to react, triggering the body’s natural healing mechanisms. This produces a marked decrease in pain and inflammation, can improve mobility and reduce the time it takes for your pet to recover.
The laser that is emitted from the device is completely painless. In fact, many pets find the experience relaxing enough to enjoy a nice nap during a session. Results from laser therapy vary, based on the condition being treated, its severity and a number of other factors. You may begin to see a positive response in your pet after just one treatment, although ongoing sessions may be recommended. Each patient will receive an individualized treatment plan.
Laser therapy can be used to treat any of the following ailments and injuries:
- Acute and Chronic Pain
- Back Problems
- Sprains and Strains
- Injuries to the Muscles, Ligaments or Joints
- Post-Surgical Recovery and Rehabilitation
- Wound Healing
- Dental Conditions
- Dermatological Problems
- Much More…
At Wildwood Animal Hospital, we are committed to offering our clients the most advanced treatment options available. We are proud to include laser therapy on our extensive list of comprehensive services. Ask us today if this innovative technology could help your loved one live a more comfortable life.