Laser Therapy for San Luis Obispo Dogs
Laser therapy helps:
- Block pain
- Reduce inflammation
- Increase blood supply to damaged tissue
- Promote healing
This powerful, pain-free, and non-invasive treatment uses modulated infrared rays to help reduce pain and speed the healing of inflamed or damaged tissues. Laser therapy harnesses the body’s own healing powers by stimulating cellular activity. Laser therapy is an FDA-approved treatment that is safe, painless, and fast.
In addition, laser therapy is now a standard part of our post-surgery protocol for every pet, thanks to its ability to reduce pain and significantly speed the healing process.
What happens during laser therapy for dogs? Each session takes 5-15 minutes to complete, depending upon the number of areas treated. You are welcome to stay with your pet during treatment, and you will even get to wear some cool sunglasses! The laser technician will use a handheld probe to apply laser energy to the painful area, using a scanning pattern. Your pet will typically experience a mild warmth or tingling sensation. Because the treatment is painless, anesthesia is not required, and pets may go home immediately after treatment.
Because laser therapy is cumulative in nature, a series of visits is usually required to get the greatest benefit. That said, in many cases a degree of improvement will be seen after the first visit. In general, the majority of ptients will show greater comfort and improved mobility 12-24 hours after each treatment.
What is my investment in laser therapy? Your investment is based solely on how long each treatment takes. We also offer packages of six or more treatments to help you save a little money. Typically, even chronic patients exhibit improvement after 3-5 treatment sessions. Here’s the best part: If you don’t see any response after three treatments at the interval recommended, we will refund your money.
As is true of most natural therapies, it is important to understand that laser therapy by itself is not usually the sole form of treatment. Our ultimate goal is the true healing of your pet and anything that helps us to reach that goal should be used. At Mission Animal Hospital, we typically combine laser therapy with herbal, homeopathic, and nutritional support. We consult on a regular basis with the very best pet chiropractors and massage therapists around. Heck, we even use “traditional” painkillers like Tramadol and Rimadyl. Whatever it takes for your pet.
Loved pets healed here. With lasers.