We at Sycamore Veterinary Services, are excited to offer our clients Companion Laser Therapy, an innovative technology used to treat acute and chronic injuries. This non-invasive, pain-free, surgery free, drug-free alternative, and is used to treat a variety of conditions. It has been successfully used to accelerate the healing process after surgery, alleviate joint pain, and treat degenerative diseases.
How it works
Laser Therapy treatment stimulates cell regeneration by increasing blood flow to the targeted area, which accelerates the healing process. Low-level or “cold” laser therapy focuses red and infrared light on tissue at and below the surface of the skin. The light energizes the cells, producing a structural protein called collagen used to repair tissue. Lasers continue the healing process by supporting vascular dilation and synthesis, increasing blood circulation to the affected region. The stimulation also releases the body’s own pain-relieving hormones.
The process generally takes between 5-10 minutes per session. Relief and improvement are often seen within hours of treatment, but becomes more noticeable after 3 to 5 sessions. The benefits of treatment can be seen for several days, even a week, after each session. Please note that this varies from patient to patient and also depends on the severity of the condition of your pet.
Conditions improved with laser therapy:
- Hip dysplasia
- Post-surgical incisions and soft-tissue trauma
- Arthritis and degenerative joint disease
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Neuromuscular disease
Laser therapy can be performed in conjunction with other existing treatment protocols, and is normally combined with other types of veterinary medicine including pharmaceutical regimens and alternative treatments. The broad biochemical benefits and lack of adverse side effects have made laser therapy the preferred post-operative and pain management methods in veterinary medicine.
If you would like to know more about laser therapy and if it could benefit your pet, contact us at 706-353-2696.