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Cold laser is Drug-free, Surgery-free, Pain-free, Relief for Your Companion.

We offer Cold Laser Therapy treatments.  As our animal friends age, recover from trauma, or simply need relief from everyday aches and pains this technology offers relief.  Animal benefit from reduced inflammation and pain and show an increased range of motion and better mobility earlier in the recovery process.  Veterinary medicine, chiropractors, and sports medicine (including major league sports teams) are embracing this new technology!

What conditions can be treated with cold laser?

Cold laser therapy is used to treat multiple ailments and injuries in animals.  Treatable conditions include:

  • Joint injuries
  • Ligament or tendon injuries
  • Fractures
  • Muscle sprains or strains
  • Skin lesions or abrasions
  • Post-trauma wounds
  • Post-surgical incisions
  • Arthritis
  • Musculoskeletal diseases
  • Nerve injury

What does the cold laser do?

Cold laser uses a beam of light to stimulate damaged cells to produce more energy.  The overall cellular function is increased, allowing for rapid absorption of nutrients, elimination of wastes, and reproduction of new cells.  The new cellular activity aids in:

  • Alleviating chronic or acute pain
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Reducing swelling
  • Increasing circulation
  • Speeding up healing and recovery
  • Activate immune cells
  • Reduce bacteria in region of treatment
  • Release of endorphin, the body’s natural pain relief

The effects of alleviating pain and reducing inflammation allows the animal to regain limited mobility and activity earlier in the recovery process. The laser also directly affects joint fluid and cartilage. This can benefit pets suffering from arthritis by increasing the range of motion in joints. Increased range of motion allows a pet with arthritis to engage in more moderate and comfortable exercise.

The photons emitted by cold laser therapy have also shown improvement with neuronal regeneration and neural activity. Pets that have suffered nerve injury may show an improvement in neurological function and range of motion with cold laser therapy.

What are the treatments like?

The laser is applied directly to the surface of the skin or held just above the skin if direct contact is too painful. The laser can be set for shallow or deep tissue penetration for different time periods of treatment depending upon the condition that is being treated.   Therapy usually needs multiple administrations within the first one to two weeks of treatment.  After the initial set, treatments are spread progressively further apart until the maintenance level needed by your pet is reached.

Are there any risks involved?

There are no known side effects from the administration of cold laser therapy.

Cold laser therapy is also known as soft laser therapy, low power laser therapy, low-level laser therapy, bio-stimulation laser therapy, therapeutic laser therapy, and LLLT. Cold laser therapy is a treatment that uses a low-powered laser, that does not produce heat, to treat conditions and injuries in domestic pets, horses, and humans.

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