Our associate hospital, Wignall Animal Hospital, is proud to offer Laser Therapy as an effective, proven, pain-free treatment option for our clients who want to ease their pet’s pain and inflammation. This comfortable, safe therapy uses specific wavelengths of light that quickly reduce inflammation and swelling in tissues that are exposed to the laser.
Lasers have been used in human medicine for more than 30 years. Clinical studies in laser use have proven that laser therapy alleviates pain and inflammation, reduces swelling, and stimulates nerve tissue repair. The use of lasers in Europe is a very common practice whereas lasers were not approved by the FDA for use in the United States until 1987. At that time they were approved for leg surgery, followed by approval in 1995 for Lasik surgery. In 1997, the FDA approved lasers for use in dentistry.
How Laser Therapy Works
Photons of laser energy penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. As a result of exposure to the Laser, the cells of tendons, ligaments, and muscles repair themselves faster. As inflammation is reduced, the pain subsides very quickly. In simple terms, laser energy kick-starts the healing process, thereby speeding recovery. Unlike some pharmacological solutions, there are no known negative side effects and will not compromise the liver. Most patients see positive results in 1 to 3 treatments. Swelling is greatly reduced and there is a rapid relief of pain. Acute conditions subside quickly, typically within one set of treatments. Chronic conditions can be controlled with regular treatments.
● Relieves chronic pain such as arthritis
● Relieves acute pain such as trauma and injury
● Provides strong anti inflammatory effect
● Stimulates healing of damaged tissue
● Speeds recovery of the structural integrity of injured region
● Improves local blood circulation
● Provides post operative pain relief and encourages faster wound healing