If you don’t want to use medicine or invasive surgery, Laser Therapy is a great alternative treatment option. In laser therapy, wavelengths of red and near-infrared lights are used to stimulate the body’s natural healing ability. So, if your pet is experiencing pain, especially chronic pain, laser therapy can be extremely helpful. Laser therapy has been proven to accelerate healing time from injuries, decrease swelling in tissues, reduce pain, and increase circulation.
Heartland Animal Hospital in Boiling Springs, South Carolina, specializes in a Class IV therapeutic laser. This laser relieves pain quickly and without drugs or more invasive procedures by reducing inflammation, improving blood flow and stimulating the release of natural endorphins. It’s helpful the treatment of infections and wounds, disc pain and arthritis, and to expedite healing after surgery.
Laser therapy can be used to treat a variety of symptoms, including:
Degenerative joint disease
Post-operative and wound healing
Intervertebral Disc disease
The main option for treating these conditions has previously been pain medication or anti-inflammatory drugs. However, extended use of these drugs has been shown to have severe and long-lasting side effects for pets. Laser therapy is a safe and effective alternative to treating many of these diseases, both for common and chronic conditions, particularly arthritis.
Call our offices at Heartland Animal Hospital in Boiling Springs, South Carolina, today if your pet suffers from pain, especially chronic pain due to arthritis. Schedule a laser therapy consultation with our veterinarians and get your beloved pet on the way to comfort and health.