Spicewood Springs Animal Hospital is excited to announce the addition of a Companion Therapy Laser to our array of pain management services. Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a newer technology that is increasingly being utilized in human and animal medicine alike. LLLT uses low level laser to deeply penetrate the body’s tissues and initiate a photo-chemical response in the cells. This response in the cells blocks nerve impulses, accelerates tissue repair, increases circulation, and reduces swelling.

biko2-300x281The appbiko laserlications of LLLT are numerous. It reduces pain and inflammation, as well as accelerates wound healing. It benefits patients that have the aches and pains of old age, who have just had a surgical procedure, or who have a wound or recent injury. LLLT can be used for chronic conditions such as: arthritis, non-healing wounds, hip dysplasia, degenerative joint disease, ear infections, skin infections, sprains and strains, fractures, bruising and swelling, and also to speed healing and reduce pain and inflammation after surgeries.

LLLT is safe, completely noninvasive, and pain-free. It’s a drug-free treatment alternative, and extremely low stress compared to other treatments, and can even be soothing to your pets.

The effects of Low Level Laser Therapy are often cumulative, so your doctor will work with the needs of your pet to create a treatment plan. The treatments will be administered by our skilled technicians who have been trained by the American Institute of Medical Laser Applications, and most treatment sessions take only a matter of minutes. Give us a call or visit our website to schedule an appointment with a doctor to see if your pet would benefit from this increasingly popular and effective treatment solution.