El Paso Animal Hospital Offers Cold Laser Therapy
Pets can sustain injuries or develop disorders that require intensive care to facilitate healing. Technology has provided a new type of treatment called “low level laser” or "cold laser" that stimulates biochemical processes to aid healing. At El Paso Animal Hospital in Derby, KS, we offer cold laser therapy for treatment of wounds and other veterinary problems.
What Is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser uses a focus beam of high-energy light to stimulate “biomodulation” deep within the body tissue. Cold laser is not the intense energy beam that is used in surgery to create incisions. Instead, it uses a much lower frequency of light passed over the exterior of the body to stimulate biochemical changes within. Cold laser therapy can be helpful for a number of different veterinary issues, and many veterinarians now use it for its healing benefits.
Conditions Cold Laser Therapy Can Help
Your veterinarian may advise cold laser therapy after surgery to help heal incisions more quickly. The technique can also be used to heal muscle strains and sprains, nerve problems and skin disorders. Cold laser therapy can be of benefit to older animals that have arthritis pain and stiffness. It can also be used to treat spinal disc and back problems in animals. Cold laser therapy helps to reduce scar tissue and improve pain. It can also help to boost immune system function.
What Happen During Cold Laser Therapy?
During a cold therapy session, the animal is laid on an examination table or other surface. Sedation may be used if an animal is very active, but it is not always necessary for the process. The vet uses a hand-held device, which is passed over the skin in the affected area of the body. Cold laser therapy is completely painless for the animal, and there are no side effects. In fact, many dogs find it relaxing and may drift off to sleep. A session may take 5 to 20 minutes. Depending on the problem, a number of sessions may be needed.
Make El Paso Animal Hospital Your Veterinarian in Derby, KS
The veterinarians and staff at El Paso Animal Hospital understand your pet is a part of your family. We are committed to providing quality veterinary care to our patients in Derby, KS and nearby communities, with a range of services for all stages of life. Call El Paso Animal Hospital today at (316) 788-1000 for an appointment to learn how cold laser therapy can help your pet.