Laser Therapy Decrease Nerve Pain
Laser treatments block pain transmission from nerve cells to the brain thus decreasing nerve sensitivity. Laser therapy also helps increase the production of pain-blocking chemicals in the body such as endorphins and enkephalin from the brain and adrenal glands.
Laser Therapy Speeds Up the Healing Process
Laser therapy increases the formation of new capillaries (blood vessels) to damaged tissue, nerves, and muscles which speeds up the healing process, closes wounds faster, and reduces scarring of tissues, tendons and muscles. It also causes temporary vasodilation and increases the diameter of the blood vessels to allow more blood to get to damaged nerves and muscles so they get the additional oxygen and nutrients they need to heal quickly. The photons of light from the laser also penetrates deep into the tissue and can accelerate the reproduction and growth of new cells. Lastly, it can also increase the energy available to existing cells so they can grow, take on nutrients, and eliminate waste products quicker which allows the damaged cells to heal faster.
Laser Therapy Decreases Swelling/Inflammation/Edema
Laser therapy has an anti-edema effect on tissues by causing vasodilation and activation of the lymphatic drainage system of the body which helps decrease swelling. This can decrease pain by decreasing pressure on neighboring muscles, nerves, and other tissues…all without the use of expensive drugs!
Dr. Jacobs will evaluate your animal’s condition and see if cold laser therapy is right for your animal and their treatment protocols. Usually, laser therapy involves doing 2 laser treatments per week for 3 weeks in a row, and then an evaluation will take place to see how things are progressing. Call to schedule an appointment.