Cold Laser Therapy Treatment at Shore Veterinarians
Technology has brought many improvements to help veterinarians provide treatments for animals. Cold laser therapy is a method of using high-energy light to heal tissues and reduce pain. At Shore Veterinarians, we offer cold laser therapy to patients with soft tissue problems in North, South, and Hammonton, New Jersey.
What Is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy is also called “photobiomodulation.” The low level laser stimulates cellular processes beneath the surface of the skin, which helps to relieve pain and speed healing. The procedure is non-invasive and painless. The animal does not need to be shaved or sedated for the therapy. The hand-held device is passed over the affected area, while the owner gently talks to the animal to keep him or her calm. Sessions can be done on a varied schedule, as determined by analysis of the injury and progress of improvement.
Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy
Your veterinarian may recommend cold laser therapy for your pet to take advantage of a number of its benefits:
- Reduces swelling and inflammation in tissues
- Relieves pain
- Speeds tissue regeneration and wound healing
- Improves nerve regeneration and function
- Reduces scar tissue
- Helps regulate immune system function
Conditions Cold Laser Therapy Can Help
Cold laser therapy treatments can help to relieve post-surgery pain and improve the rate of healing. The technology is also used to help cellulitis, lick granuloma, disc disorders, tendinitis, ligament injuries and osteoarthritis. Veterinary research has found it can be helpful in any condition that includes pain and inflammation.
How Cold Laser Relieves Pain
The laser device produces high-energy beams of light at specific wavelengths, the intensity of which is determined by the requirements for tissue depth. The application of laser light to the skin causes a reaction in the cellular structures, which increases the production of natural pain-relieving chemicals. The result is a reduction in discomfort and an increase in tissue regeneration for faster healing.
Contact Shore Veterinarians for Cold Laser Therapy Consultation
Our veterinarians and staff understand how important the health and well-being of pets are to their owners. We provide a range of veterinary services in Hammonton, Seaville, and Egg Harbor Twp., including examinations, preventive care, diagnostics, surgery, dental care, grooming, boarding and behavioral counseling. Call Shore Veterinarians today at 609-272-8777 at our North location, 609-390-9113 at our South location, or 609-561-2802 in Hammonton for an appointment to discuss how cold laser therapy can help your pet.