LASER THERAPY

  • What are the benefits of using Laser Therapy for my pet?
    • Pain Reduction by
      1. increasing beta endorphins
      2. increasing nitric oxide
      3. decreasing bradykinin levels
      4. induce axonal sprouting and some nerve regeneration in damaged tissues
      5. increase the release of acetylcholine 
      6. increase nerve cell action potentials 
      7. block depolarization of C-fiber afferent nerves 
      8. normalize ion channels
  • How does Laser therapy work?
    • When the photons of laser light penetrate the skin and underlying tissue, they are absorbed by the cells, and converted into energy. The cell membrane permeability is altered, which triggers a cascade of cellular events including:

    • Stimulation of ATP

    • Stimulation of respiratory chain
    • Increased DNA and RNA synthesis
    • Increased levels of beta endorphins and serotonin
    • Enhanced collagen synthesis
  • What are the Indications for Laser Therapy? 
    • The most common Laser Therapy indications are:

      cute or chronic otitis (Ear problems)
    • Anal Gland inflammation
    • Arthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease)
    • Back Pain (Intervertebral Disc Disease)
    • Hot Spots
    • Idiopathic Cystitis – (Bladder Inflammation)
    • Inflammatory Conditions:
      • Lick Granulomas
      • Periodontitis (Gingivitis)
      • Sinusitis, Rhinitis (Nasal problems)
    • Surgery (Incisions, Growth Removals, Bone Surgery)
    • Trauma (Skin, Muscle, Bone)
    • Wounds (Trauma)
  • How many treatments are needed?

    The DIOWAVE Deep Penetrating Laser Therapy™ produces results quickly. For most ACUTE conditions 5 – 6 treatments is all that is needed. CHRONIC conditions take longer and might require 6 – 12 treatments. While these are the averages, each animal is unique and healing time varies by animal and condition. For those with lifelong conditions 1 or 2 follow-up treatments each month may be needed.

  • Is laser therapy safe?
    • Laser therapy has been in use for over thirty years around the world. There have been almost no side effects reported. Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response becomes more active after a treatment.