Southside Animal Hospital is proud to be the only hospital in the immediate San Angelo area to offer veterinary laser therapy services to our patients and clients. We have an MLS Laser Therapy unit that is an effective, proven, pain free treatment option for easing pain and inflammation. Laser therapy can be used to relieve chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, relieve acutely painful conditions such as trauma or other injuries, stimulate wound healing, improve local blood circulation, and relieve inflammation.
The laser therapy machine uses specific wavelengths of light as a treatment modality. Light energy enters the damaged cells and stimulated inter-cellular activity. This reduces pain in the area and speeds recovery of damaged cells. Once the cells recover, the healing process is complete.
Average treatment length is from 3-10 minutes per treatment area. Most patients see positive results in one to three treatments. Acute conditions can subside with as little as one treatment set. Chronic conditions can be managed with regular biweekly to monthly treatments. There are no known negative side effects, though we do not recommend laser therapy on known cancer conditions.
Some of the conditions that have had the most success with incorporating laser therapy into our treatment plan include:
- Intervertebral disk disease
- Wound healing including peri-operative use with orthopedic procedures
- Adjunctive treatment for rattlesnake bites
Please call us today to ask about how laser therapy can help your pet!