Laser Pain Management
West Boca Veterinary Center Offers Laser Pain Management
Pets may develop conditions that involve chronic pain or may have surgical procedures that cause some discomfort. Today’s medications can help, but laser therapy offers another option for effectively managing pet discomfort. At West Boca Veterinary Center in Boca Raton, FL, we can provide laser therapy to reduce discomfort from common health conditions.
What Is Laser
Laser therapy for pain management uses a low frequency of laser light to stimulate natural healing processes in the body, in a process called “biomodulation.” The process causes cellular changes deep within tissues, improving healing and stimulating the production of natural pain-relieving chemicals, such as endorphins. Laser therapy is painless, and studies show it can be an effective method for reducing discomfort and improving cellular regeneration. Your vet in Boca Raton may recommend it in addition to medication therapy or as an alternative in cases in which an animal may have problems with medication.
What Conditions Can Laser Pain Management Help?
The versatility of laser therapy for pain management has made it an increasingly used tool for veterinary medicine. It can be used to relieve discomfort from arthritis. Laser therapy can help strains and sprains in very active animals. It can help spinal disc disorders in pets. It can also be used to reduce discomfort after surgical procedures.
What Happens During Laser Pain Management Therapy?
Your pet will lie comfortably on a table during the process. In most cases, animals find the process of laser therapy relaxing, and they may even fall asleep during therapy. The appropriate laser frequency is determined in advance, and a hand-held device is passed over the surface of the affected area. Sessions may last up to 10 or 15 minutes, and a number of sessions may be required for the full effect. Your pet can resume normal activities after a therapy session.
Make West Boca Veterinary Center Your Veterinarian in Boca Raton
The veterinarians and staff at West Boca Veterinary Center use their many years of experience treating animals to provide quality care for their patients in Boca Raton, FL, and the nearby communities. We are a full service animal hospital, offering exams, preventative care, diagnostics, surgery, dermatology, cardiology, urgent care, boarding, and grooming. Call West Boca Veterinary Center today at 561-451-8838 for an appointment to learn how laser pain management can help your pet.