Cold laser therapy can be used to treat many types of pain and inflammation. Cold lasers use light to stimulate cells and increase blood flow to specific areas which helps to reduce inflammation and promote healing. Laser therapy can benefit dogs with arthritis, spinal problems or other joint problems and can also be used to promote healing of wounds or incisions. Laser therapy can be used in conjunction with other forms of pain control such as supplements and medication, or it may be a useful alternative for those patients who cannot tolerate certain medications.
Laser sessions appear to have a cumulative effect and a typical schedule involves three sessions the first week, then two, then one. For chronic pain, laser therapy is typically repeated on a monthly basis for maintenance, but therapy may vary for each individual.
Please contact our office if you think your pet may benefit from laser therapy or if you have more questions about the process.