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Laser Treatment (also known as Photobiomodulation therapy, PBM) is a non-invasive therapeutic approach that uses light to target tissue and can provide fast outcomes. Laser Therapy may be used to treat various painful conditions, including muscular discomfort, osteoarthritis, postoperative pain following surgery or wounds, and most types of musculoskeletal pain. Laser Therapy works by altering chemicals in tissues that cause pain, inflammation, and nerve conductivity; it also promotes microcirculation, cellular activity, and growth factors. The result is improved healing and tissue function and decreased discomfort.
What to expect during a laser appointment:
Both the technician and the pet will be wearing eye protection during treatment. There may be some heat at the treated location, and each ‘dose’ lasts between 1 and 10 minutes, depending on the pet’s size and where it’s being done. You may observe an increase in activity or a significant change in demeanor as pain and inflammation are relieved at home. Results will vary from patient to patient, with some experiencing relief after only one session while others require more time, depending on the condition’s complexity and severity.
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
Specific components absorb the light from the laser within each cell (the mitochondria); as a result, each cell begins to generate more energy or fuel (ATP) and heal faster.
How Long is Treatment?
Depending on the patient’s particular circumstances and the nature or severity of the disease(s), therapy will be customized to fit each individual.