How Does Laser Therapy Work?
Lasers are concentrated beams of light with electromagnetic radiation. Laser therapy consists of a low level of laser light passed over the affected area of your pet’s body, which causes the body to react in the following ways:
- Blood vessels are dilated. This increases circulation, bringing more fresh, healing blood to the area.
- Lymphatic vessels are dilated This allows lymph fluid to escape injured tissues, which reduces swelling and pain.
- Local nerves are desensitized so that they cannot fire as quickly. Fewer pain signals are sent to the brain.
- Bacterial growth is inhibited.
- Cell healing and reproduction is stimulated, resulting in quicker healing.
The benefits of laser therapy to your pet are many:
- No sedation or anesthesia
- No pain or discomfort during treatment
- Extremely safe
- No side effects
- Speeds healing
- Quick results
- Can be used safely with medications
- Can reduce or eliminate the need for medications
- You may even be able to be present for the procedure
When Does My Pet Need Laser Therapy?
Conditions that respond well to laser therapy include:
- Acute and chronic pain
- Back injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Swelling and inflammation
- Wound healing
Ask the doctor if you pet could benefit from laser therapy.