Laser Therapy

Does your pet suffer from chronic pain? Has a recent surgery or injury slowed your normally active companion down?

At Animal Clinic of Rapid City, we believe that when it comes to caring for your cherished companion, you should have as many good choices as possible. That’s why we’re pleased to offer laser therapy as part of our comprehensive suite of services. Laser therapy uses painless waves of light to treat areas of the body that are experiencing pain or have suffered trauma. This triggers a natural healing response without the need for medication or other invasive measures. As a result, your loved one can enjoy decreased pain, enhanced mobility and quicker recovery periods.

What are the benefits of laser therapy?

Laser therapy is a painless, non-invasive form of treatment which stimulates the body’s natural healing and pain control response. It can be used as a stand-alone therapy or as a complement to other treatments. Using a small, handheld device, the technician applies a low level laser to the area in question, stimulating normal cellular function. This results in faster wound healing and enhanced pain relief. Best of all, laser therapy involves no medication or invasive surgery, therefore has no harmful side effects.

What are the benefits of laser therapy?

  • Anti-Inflammation – Decreases swelling from bruising/inflammation
  • Anti-Pain – Blocks pain by decreasing nerve sensitivity
  • Accelerates Tissue Repair, Cell Growth and Nerve Function
  • Improves Circulation
  • Accelerates Healing and Reduces Scarring

What can laser therapy treat?

Laser therapy can be used to address a broad spectrum of conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Disc Disease
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament
  • Dental Problems
  • Chronic Pain and Inflammation
  • Dermatological Conditions
  • Lick Granulomas

How many sessions will my pet need?

Every pet is different, and responses to laser therapy are equally unique. Treatment strategies will depend on your loved one’s specific condition, its severity and a number of other determining factors, treatment strategies will vary. For some patients, positive results can be seen after just one session. Others may require a more long-term plan to achieve the desired outcome. We will provide you with an individual treatment recommendation once we’ve had the opportunity to evaluate your companion’s situation.

Does your animal family member suffer from a chronic medical condition, like arthritis? Has a recent injury or surgery negatively impacted your companion’s lifestyle or quality of life? If so, laser therapy may bring remarkable results. Please reach out to us today to learn more.

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