Posts in Category: Therapeutic Laser Therapy
The Doctors and Staff at Cypress Creek Pet Care are excited to announce the addition of Therapeutic Laser Treatments.
What is a Laser? Interestingly these beams of light are all around us. We have Class I lasers in our CD players and we see Class II at the grocery store when our purchases are scanned. Therapeutic Lasers are class IV and the strongest. The technology was approved by the FDA in 2005 to use in treatment of disease and disorders.
What does it do? The laser emits light at a high frequency. It decreases pain by releasing endorphins, decreases inflammation by increasing white blood cell activity and decreasing inflammatory mediators, and increases healing by increasing blood flow. The term currently used is “photo-bio-stimulation”.
What problems can it address? Any issue that needs to heal and/or decrease its inflammation can benefit by adding Laser treatment to the plan:
Orthopedics: arthritis, hip dysplasia, fracture repair, joint inflammation
Skin disease- hot spots, infected skin from bacteria, fungal diseases, abscesses
Ear infections Anal gland inflammation Bladder inflammation (Cystitis) Pancreatitis
Post- operative care
When should the Laser NOT be used? Since it speeds up cell growth, Laser Therapy should not be used in cases of cancers. Active bleeding can also worsen with a Laser. Eye protection needs to be used to not damage the retina of patient, user or observer and therefore should also not be used on the eye itself.
Does Laser Therapy replace other treatments? Laser therapy is added to a patient’s plan and can increase the effectiveness of medications, surgery, and other treatment recommendations that the doctor will make.
How often is the Laser Therapy? It depends on the disease or disorder. A one- time treatment can be effective for problems that heal such as infections; however, long term disorders like arthritis can take multiple sessions until response it seen, then treatment is tapered to reach comfort and maintenance.
Ask how a Laser therapy plan can benefit your pet!
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