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Laser Therapy: Science Fact, Not Science Fiction!

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     Laser therapy is the use of a powerful beam of laser light absorbed by tissues to reduce pain, increase blood flow, decrease inflammation and promote healing. Laser therapy was initially approved by the FDA in 2005 and we have been using it here at CVCC for over 10 years, with great success! 
          Laser therapy is a phenomenal non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical way to dramatically manage chronic pain (for example: osteoarthritis), muscle/ligament/tendon injuries, hip dysplasia, ulcerations, open wounds, surgical incisions, post-orthopedic surgeries, soft-tissue trauma, gum inflammation/stomatitis, degenerative disk disease and head trauma. 

       Not confined to veterinary practice, laser therapy is a modality used extensively in professional sports for quick recovery and to help heal serious injuries--laser therapy is used throughout international soccer, the NBA, and the NFL!
              Our laser therapy is deliv
ered to patients comfortably in an exam room with you and with Dr. Schulman present. No sedation is required, and they won't need their hair clipped either! Most pets find laser therapy to be soothing and relaxing--some won't feel any specific sensation, while other pets may feel a slight warmth or tingling sensation where the laser is used. 
          The benefits of laser therapy are cumulative over time, meaning each laser therapy treatment your pet receives adds to their overall healing--some issues require only a single session (such as a wound or muscle sprain) and others may need several sessions (typically between 3 and 8) for the best benefit and control of discomfort caused by chronic conditions like arthritis. Most sessions only last between 5 and 15 minutes and are cost-effective alternatives to prescription medication or surgical intervention.  Laser technique lends itself well to accupuncture, allowing us to do needle-free meridian therapy.
        In addition to relieving pain and discomfort, laser therapy helps soft tissue wounds heal faster, reduces the amount of scar tissue developed, reduces swelling and inflammation, improves vascular and metabolic activity, and improves nerve function.  To read more about laser therapy's benefits and the science behind it, visit K-Laser for Pet Owners.