Our veterinarian team at Little River Veterinary Clinic in Fairfax Virginia is strong, passionate and experienced. Searching for new treatments for your pets is our top priority and pain management and laser therapy is a drug and surgery free, non-invasive, painless addition to pain management. Photobiostimulation is the mechanism that causes laser therapy to work, it is the chain of chemical reactions that promoted by deep-penetrating light from the laser. Class IV laser therapy, low-level laser, and low-level laser are other names you might hear but all use the same equipment and is the same therapy that increases blood circulation and stimulates cell regeneration.
What Are the Benefits of Laser Therapy?
Are you wondering what conditions your pet might be facing can benefit from laser therapy? Many ailments can be treated, but a few include:
- Soft tissue trauma and post-surgical recovery
- Tendon, muscle and ligament injuries
- Open wounds including hot spots
- Degenerative disc disease
- Ear infections
- Hip dysplasia and arthritis
Common signs of musculoskeletal ailments include:
- Abnormal lying posture or abnormal sitting
- Vocalizations like groaning or whining
- Biting or licking the same areas
- Lack of appetite
Schedule an Appointment Today!
If you notice any of these behaviors, visit your veterinarian at Little River Veterinary Clinic in Fairfax. Laser therapy can provide pain relief through vasodilation, or the opening of blood vessels reducing inflammation. Swollen areas are drained by the activation of the lymphatic system. When swelling is reduced, so is the pain. Pain signals are blocked from traveling to the brain through nerve stimulation which decreases nerve sensitivity. Your pets will feel less pain because of the interrupted pain signals, and reduced swelling and inflammation. The last perk of laser treatments is that it aids in increased production and levels of endorphins that occur naturally. Give us a call at 703-273-5110 to schedule a laser therapy appointment!