Laser Technology Helps Manage Pet Pain
Also known as cold laser therapy, low-level laser therapy is a form of phototherapy used to stimulate tissue repair and provide pain management. It is a noninvasive treatment using a focused red and infrared light to stimulate tissue at and below the surface of your pet’s skin.
The biochemical effect of this low-level light will:
- Increase production of cellular energy—Cells manage a wide range of functions in their tiny package (growing, moving, housekeeping, and so on) and most of those functions require energy. Cells seek their energy in the form of food molecules or sunlight. This is why laser therapy aids in cellular energy.
- Promote cellular regeneration—Laser therapy stimulates cellular function, encouraging cells to divide and reproduce. This cellular regeneration accelerates tissue repair and growth.
- Increase production of collagen—Collagen is a unique protein and the building material to renew cells in all areas of the body, including hair, skin, nails, eyes, teeth, cartilage, bones, tendons, organs, arteries, blood vessels, hemoglobin, immune cells, and the immune system. Collagen is responsible for 80% of all connective tissue and 75% of the skin.
- Assist vascular dilation—Also called vasodilation, this increases blood flow in the body to tissues that need it most. This is often in response to a localized need of oxygen but can occur when the tissue in question is not receiving enough glucose or lipids or other nutrients. Localized tissues use multiple ways to increase blood flow, including releasing vasodilators, primarily adenosine, into the local interstitial fluid, which diffuses to capillary beds, provoking local vasodilation.
- Encourage production of the body’s natural pain-relievers—With your pet’s own natural pain relievers increasing, his or her body will begin focusing on cellular repair and feel much better.
We provide your pet with the best in pain management because we know how important it is for you and your pet to lead comfortable and happy lives. If your pet is suffering with pain, contact us today. Our team of professionals will diagnose and treat your pet accurately and with compassion.