Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy:
Laser therapy is a drug free, non-surgical pain relief option that uses specific wavelengths of light to create a warming, therapeutic effect. The effects include pain reduction, increased circulation, and decreased swelling, as well as improved healing time. Laser therapy provides therapeutic effects by increasing circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. By doing this the body is able to reduce inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain. Laser therapy can be used for, but is not limited to: post-surgical pain, joint pain, ligament sprains, muscle strains, puncture wounds, post-traumatic injury, rehabilitation, hip dysplasia, burns, neck and back pain, osteoarthritis, edema and congestion, joint pain, chronic wounds, and post-orthopedic surgical recovery. Laser therapy can also be used in conjunction with additional treatments such as acupuncture. 

The duration of treatments depends on the condition being treated and how long the patient has been experiencing pain. Some patients respond to treatment after one session, but because each treatment is cumulative many require 5 to 8 treatments or more for the full effects to be felt. During a typical treatment most patients do not feel any stimulation, with the exception of a slight warming feeling, and each treatment is also relatively short at only 3 to 8 minutes per site. Very few side effects have been reported with laser therapy, although occasionally some old pain symptoms or injuries may feel aggravated after treatment. Each case will be evaluated by a veterinarian and a treatment schedule will be determined based on your pet's needs. 

Call us today at 701-232-3391 for more information on laser therapy. 

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