Keeping pets comfortable and happy is important to us at Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital. While medical pain management is essential and effective, we are pleased to offer an exciting innovation in pain reduction and healing: laser therapy.
Laser Therapy Relieves Pain
Laser therapy provides safe, rapid, and painless treatments to reduce inflammation and stimulate healing. This treatment modality is effective for acute pain, post-operative discomfort, and chronic conditions such as arthritis.
How It Works
The laser does not mask pain, but stimulates the body to heal from within. Photons of light are administered to the body and absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This results in increased circulation from the body, an anti-inflammatory reaction, relief from pain and an acceleration of the healing process.
What It Does
Laser therapy offers relief from inflammation and pain due to injury, illness, or after surgery. The deep tissue treatments are comfortable and safe, lasting only about five to ten minutes. The laser stimulates cellular activity to reduce inflammation and heal tissue, and this healing process continues for up to 24 hours after each treatment.
From a pet recovering from an orthopedic surgery to one suffering from age-related joint problems, laser therapy offers a drug-free, noninvasive treatment that feels terrific. Contact our hospital to discuss this innovative approach to healing.
Some pet insurance companies will cover laser therapy. We are happy to discuss this possibility with you at your next visit.
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