Laser Therapy Treatment
The most common sign of pain in our pets is a change in behavior. As an American Animal Hospital Association hospital, Pet Care Veterinary Hospital has identified pain as our fourth vital sign after temperature, pulse and respiration.
We have added a new and effective treatment option to diminish pain and inflammation our pets may be experiencing: Companion Therapy Laser. Therapy laser is a drug free, surgery free, pain free option we can offer our clients, for chronic or acute medical problems in their pets.
Therapy laser is an FDA approved, deep penetrating laser that allows relief of pain through the release of endorphins, a decrease in the inflammatory cycle and stimulation of injured cells that allows healing at a faster rate. When used properly, there are no negative side effects.
Laser therapy effects are cumulative and most (80%) patients will show a noticeable positive response in 1-2 treatments. Incorporating this contemporary approach to pain management can improve your pet’s quality of life and enhance the human-animal bond.
Chronic conditions are treated initially with 6 treatments over 1-3 weeks. Then patients will need “boosters” every 4-12 weeks to maintain results. Think of it as a deflated balloon. The initial treatments each put in a little air until the balloon is filled. Over 4-12 weeks the air slowly starts to leak out.
AS SOON AS YOU START TO SEE SYMPTOMS RECURRING, come in for a “booster”, which will put that air back into the balloon.
Medications already in use for chronic conditions should be continued throughout the first 6 treatments but you veterinarian may decrease them after the first booster treatment. Hopefully, money saved in reduced medications will pay for the laser boosters and there are no side effects as seen with most medications. Most acute conditions can be treated with one application, occasionally two. Laser therapy can only be administered once a day, as cells can only absorb so much energy. Treatments must be performed at least 20 hours apart.
For more information please see their website: www.paininthepast.com or call us at (757) 473-0111 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.