Cold Laser

Drug-free, Surgery-free, Pain-free, Relief For Your Companion
Choice Veterinary Services is offering Cold Laser Therapy treatments.  As our best friends age, recover from trauma, or simply need relief from everyday aches and pains this technology offers relief.  Pets benefit from reduced inflammation and pain and show an increased range of motion and show mobility earlier in the recovery process.

What conditions can be treated with cold laser? 
Treatable conditions include:
• Joint injuries 
• Ligament or tendon injuries
• Fractures
• Muscle sprains or strains
• Skin lesions or abrasions
• Post-trauma wounds
• Post-surgical incisions
• Arthritis
• Musculoskeletal diseases
• Nerve injury

What does the cold laser do?
Cold laser uses a beam of light to stimulate damaged cells to produce more energy.  The overall cellular function is increased, allowing for rapid absorption of nutrients, elimination of wastes, and reproduction of new cells.  The new cellular activity aids in:
• Alleviating chronic or acute pain
• Reducing inflammation
• Reducing swelling
• Increasing circulation 
• Speeding up healing and recovery 
• Release of endorphin, the body's natural pain reliever 

What are the treatments like?
Treatments are performed by a Veterinary Technician/Nurse or Veterinarian.  The laser is applied directly to the surface of the skin or held just above the skin if direct contact is too painful.  Therapy usually needs multiple administrations within the first one to two weeks of treatment.  After the initial set, treatments are spread progressively further apart until the maintenance level needed by your pet is reached.

Are their any risks involved?
There are no known adverse side effects. Staff administering therapy  must wear protective eye wear as direct eye or retinal contact may cause damage.