Posted on 01-24-2012
The Veterinarian's New Best Friend -- We Have It!
If your Newport News or Hampton pet suffers from pain and inflammation from an acute injury or chronic joint problem, high-tech help is available here at Deer Park Animal Hospital. We offer Class IV laser therapy
as a safe, remarkably effective way to relieve pain, reduce inflammation and engage the body's natural healing processes.
When we say laser "therapy," we do not mean "laser surgery
," in which a laser beam is actually used to cut and cauterize tissue. Therapy uses a powerful but non-invasive Class IV laser. This type of therapy spreads a comforting warmth to the area being treated, and many pets find it quite enjoyable and relaxing. The amplified light from the laser causes the cells to react in ways that stimulate anti-inflammatory and healing processes. This reaction accelerates your pet's recovery from wounds, inflammations and injuries and relieves pain from hip dysplasia, chronic arthritis, spinal degeneration or nerve impingement. And laser therapy involves no lab tests or drugs -- in fact, you may end up saving a lot of money on prescription painkillers!
A Typical Laser Session at Our Animal Clinic
Laser therapy at our veterinary clinic is quick and easy. Our advanced "K-Laser" does its magic in about 10 minutes in a comfortable, hug-friendly environment. Your pet may experience the benefits of the session in just 24 hours' time, though we usually need to do a series of sessions to see the full results of the treatment. If your pet suffers from a chronic ailment such as osteoarthritis, a repeat session every one to three months can help manage the symptoms. The actual laser power and treatment time may vary depending on your pet's size and issues, so contact our animal hospital today for more information about our Hampton and Newport News laser therapy service
Have you or someone you know ever had any form laser therapy performed to address a health condition? Describe your experience for our readers!