Cold Laser Therapy

Mebane Pet Clinic is now offering Cold Laser Therapy treatments.  As our best friends age, recover from injury, or simply need relief from everyday aches and pains this technology offers relief.  Pets benefit from reduced inflammation and pain and show an increased range of motion and increased mobility earlier in the recovery process.  Veterinary medicine, chiropractors, and sports medicine (including major league sports teams) are embracing this new technology!

Treatments

What conditions can be treated with cold laser?

Cold laser therapy is used to treat multiple ailments and injuries in dogs and cats.  Treatable conditions include:

  • Joint injuries
  • Ligament or tendon injuries
  • Fractures
  • Muscle sprains or strains
  • Skin lesions or abrasions
  • Post-trauma wounds
  • Post-surgical incisions
  • Arthritis
  • Musculoskeletal diseases
  • Nerve injury

 

What does the cold laser do?

Cold laser uses a beam of light to stimulate damaged cells to produce more energy.  The overall cellular function is increased, allowing for rapid absorption of nutrients, elimination of wastes, and reproduction of new cells.  The new cellular activity aids in:

  • Laser 2Alleviating chronic or acute pain
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Reducing swelling
  • Increasing circulation
  • Speeding up healing and recovery
  • Release of endorphin, the body’s natural pain reliever

 

 

What are the treatments like?

After a veterinarian has prescribed a treatment regimen, treatments are performed by a technician. Owners may remain with their pet if requested. The laser held just above the skin. Therapy usually involves multiple administrations within the first one to two weeks of treatment.  After the initial set, treatments are spread progressively further apart until the maintenance level needed by your pet is reached.

Are there any risks involved?

There are no known side effects from the administration of cold laser therapy.  Technicians administering treatment and owners present during therapy must wear protective eye wear.