Laser Light Therapy and Chiropractic Treatments

I have recently been asked when are we starting the Laser Light Therapy and Chiropractic for pets…I am happy to say we are currently taking appointments.
Here are some benefits your pets can receive that are non-evasive and do not require drugs.

Clinical studies and research using laser therapy technology indicate the following beneficial effects of laser therapy on tissues and cells:

Anti-Pain (Analgesic)
Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
Improved Nerve Function
Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth
Improved Vascular Activity
Faster Wound Healing
Increased Metabolic Activity

Here are some commonly asked questions:

How are treatments administered?
“Treatments are performed by positioning the laser hand piece over a specific area of injury and pain with the laser treatment beam.

How many treatments are needed?
The Class IV Laser Therapy produces results quickly. For most ACUTE conditions 5-6 treatments is all that is needed. CHRONIC conditions take longer and might require 6-12 treatments. While these are the averages, each animal is unique and healing time varies by animal and condition. For those with lifelong conditions, your pet may need 1 or 2 follow-up treatments each month.

Is Class IV Laser Therapy safe and without side effects?
Laser therapy has been in use for over thirty years around the world. There have been almost no side effects reported. Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may be aggravated for a few days, as the healing response becomes more active after a treatment.

How long will the treatment take?
Depending on the condition, treatment times for this drug-free non-invasive procedure will last on average 5-10 minutes but is based on the size of area, depth of penetration needed and condition being treated.

When can normal activity begin again?
The moment an animal leaves, they may resume normal daily activity. It is important to remember to not overexert for a few days, as the body is still healing.

Will the treatment hurt?
Pets may notice a warm, often soothing feeling. There is no pain associated with a treatment. Many also experience reduced tension and tightness, reduced inflammation and improved motion.

How does the Class IV Laser Therapy work?
When the photons of the laser light penetrate the skin and underlying tissue, they are absorbed by the cells, and converted into energy. The cell membrane permeability is altered, which trigger a cascade of cellular events including:
Stimulation of ATP
Stimulation of respiratory chain
Increased DNA and RNA synthesis
Increased levels of beta endorphins and serotonin
Enhanced collagen synthesis

What advantage does Class IV Laser Therapy have over other forms of treatment?
The treatment does not require the use of drugs or surgery, and there are no dangerous side effects or risks. In addition, Laser therapy provides enhanced treatment outcomes faster than any other treatment modality.

Here are some conditions treated with Laser Light Therapy:

Laser therapy has an anti-edemic effect as it causes vasodilation, but also because it activates the lymphatic drainage system (drains swollen areas). As a result, there is a reduction in swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.

Anti-Pain (Analgesic)
Laser therapy has a high beneficial effect on nerve cells which block pain transmitted by these cells to the brain and which decreases nerve sensitivity. Also, due to less inflammation, there is less edema and less pain. Another pain blocking mechanism involves the production of high levels of pain killing chemicals such as endorphins and enkephlins from the brain and adrenal gland.

Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
Laser therapy reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, bums or surgery.

Improved Nerve Function
Slow recovery of nerve functions in damaged tissue can result in numbness and impaired limbs. Laser light will speed up the process of nerve cell re-connection and increase the amplitude of action potentials to optimize muscle action.

Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth
Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. The laser light increases the energy available to the cell so that the cell can take on nutrients faster and get rid of waste products. As a result of exposure to laser light, the cells of tendons, ligaments and muscles are repaired faster.

Improved Vascular Activity
Laser light will significantly increase the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue that speeds up the healing process, closes wounds quickly and reduces scar tissue. Additional benefits include acceleration of angiogenesis, which causes temporary vasodilatation, an increase in the diameter of blood vessels.

Faster Wound Healing
Laser light stimulates fibroblast development (fibroblasts are the building blocks of collagen, which is predominant in wound healing) in damaged tissue. Collagen is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries. As a result, Laser Therapy is effective on open wounds and burns.

Increased Metabolic Activity
Laser therapy creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells.

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For a free consult, please call me at 360-574-6400 or 360-607-2795.