Depending on your pet’s condition, I may suggest the addition of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) to help relieve pain, heal a variety of wounds and help regenerate nerves. LLLT helps tissues, such as muscle, bones and nerves, heal faster using the body’s own healing mechanisms. You can think of laser therapy as a non-invasive push in the right direction, getting the body to ramp up energy in the places that need it most.
Cold Laser Application
When used appropriately, this type of cold laser application can improve tissue repair and produces anti-inflammatory effects, with the end goal of the long term reduction in pain in the area. Cells that have been stressed through disease or injury produce nitric oxide internally, slowing them down and stressing them even further. Referred to as ‘oxidative stress,’ this can lead to damage through inflammation or even the death of cells in an affected area. By stimulating the powerhouse of the cells (mitochondria) with laser light, the procedure allows the oxygen that was displaced from the cells by nitric oxide back in so that the cells can get back in working order. Those mitochondrial powerhouses can run smoother, leading to overall improvements in inflammation.
Uses for Low Level Laser Therapy
- Lick granulomas
- Bursitis and tendonitis
- Sprains and strains
- Gingivitis, stomatitis and tooth extractions
- Rodent ulcers and feline acne
- Acute and chronic otitis
- Cervical and lumbar intervertebral disc disease
- Feline asthma
- Rhinitis, sinusitis
- Snake bites and bug/spider bites
- Hip dysplasia
- Pyotraumatic dermatitis (hot spots)
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Anal saculitis
- Tail fractures
Erchonia Laser Therapy Service
Inna Veterinary Acupuncture and Mobile Medical Services offers animal laser therapy in Foster City, San Mateo, San Carlos, Belmont, Hillsborough, Burlingame, Redwood City and the surrounding areas.