Reduces Pain and Speeds Healing
We are excited and proud to offer Healing Laser Therapy at Mundelein Animal Hospital!
Laser Therapy is used to help reduce pain and inflammation, as well as increase the speed of healing. We use Laser Therapy for acute conditions such as, wounds, bites, skin conditions, sprains, strains and fractures, and post-surgical healing and pain relief. It is also used for chronic conditions such as degenerative joint disease (arthritis), inflammatory bowel disease, lick granulomas, hip dysplasia, feline acne, tendonitis, and much more. The use of laser therapy in many instances, reduces or eliminates the need for additional medications!
Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. Relief and/or improvement is often noticed within hours depending on the condition and your pet’s unique health status. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain.
How it Works
Class IV Deep Tissues Laser Therapy uses a beam of laser light to deeply penetrate tissue without damaging it. Laser energy induces a biological response in the cells called "photo-bio-modulation," which leads to reduced pain, reduced inflammation and increased healing speed.
The laser light is delivered through a non-invasive hand piece to treat the affected area, and most treatments take only a matter of minutes to perform. During laser therapy, your pet may feel a gentle and soothing warmth which relaxes them as it begins the healing process.
Applications for Laser Therapy Include:
- Treatment of arthritis, degenerative joint disease, and hip dysplasia
- General pain management (sprains, strains, and stiffness)
- Post-surgery pain (spays, neuters, declaws, and other surgeries)
- Skin problems (hot spots, lick granulomas, infections)
- Dental Process
- Fractures and wounds (bites, abrasions, burns, and lesions)
- Ear Infections
What are the signs that my pet can benefit from Laser Therapy?
Many of our laser therapy patients are older animals with musculoskeletal ailments. Some signs that your senior companion is experiencing pain or discomfort are:
- Abnormal sitting or lying posture
- Circling multiple times before lying down
- Whining, groaning, or other vocalizations
- Limping, unable to get up or lie down
- Difficulty getting into car or down stairs
- Lack of grooming
- Won't wag tail
- Licking or biting area
- Lack of appetite
Contact our hospital today to schedule an appointment or obtain additional information.