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Cold Laser Sports Treatment 2017-02-24T14:43:57+00:00

We are proud to offer cold laser therapy for aging animals suffering from chronic pain, and for animals suffering from acute pain from injury or surgery. This procedure often referred to as cold-laser sports treatment because it speeds up the healing process and relieves pain associated with muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and tissues for professional athletes.  This therapy has been used on humans for a long time. It is unique, effective, and fast. And now it’s available to relieve the pain of your pet.

We use photo-biotherapy, or cold laser therapy, to treat multiple physical injuries and conditions in animals. This procedure uses a beam of non-invasive laser light to stimulate damaged cells in the body. This process increases the overall cellular function and increases blood circulation. Your pet’s cells begin to absorb nutrients, eliminate waste, and reproduce new cells at a faster pace. This increased cellular activity is the core of cold laser therapy because it stimulates cell reproduction and growth to speed up healing and reduce pain.

What can cold laser sports treatment do for my pet?

  • Relieve pain
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Speed up healing or recovery after a surgery
  • Speed up healing or recovery after an injury or trauma
  • Releases endorphins, which reduces pain and stress

 

What does cold laser sports treatment treat?

  • Post-trauma wounds
  • Musculoskeletal diseases
  • Nerve injuries
  • Post-surgical incisions
  • Muscle strains or sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Joint injuries
  • Skin lesions or abrasions
  • Injured ligaments or tendons

 

Cold laser sports treatment is performed with a low level laser that is safe and effective. After soothing the pet and doing everything to make them comfortable, a professional operates a small, hand-held device. The device is moved gently over the treatment area on your pet. It is non-invasive, non-heat producing, non-ionizing and is not painful at all. You should see progress almost immediately. Each session takes about ten to thirty minutes, depending on the size of your pet. The amount of sessions needed depends on the severity of the treatment area, the overall health of the animal, and whether we are treating a chronic or acute ailment. There are no known complications or side effects except perhaps some increased energy followed by relaxing sleep in older dogs.

 

Routine laser therapy for arthritis

As your pet gets older, you may find that they become more sedentary or limp as a result of joint pain. Arthritis can cause your pet to slow down a lot in their older age. This can be difficult to watch, because sometimes they are in so much pain that they lose interest in eating or being active. However, you can do everything you can to make your pet feel better by giving them regular arthritis treatment in addition to or instead of surgery or pain medicine. We often see dogs transform into happier versions of themselves after treatment. The treatment itself is relaxing and soothing, while the results make your pet feel great!

Schedule an appointment or consultation at The Animal Doctor near you.

Camden Location:

731-213-2555

Paris Location:

731-642-3123

Selmer Location:

731-645-7333