MLS Laser Therapy
Laser Therapy is the fastest growing adjunct treatment option for many acute and chronic processes. Class IV laser is a beam of light with a wavelength of 980nm pentrates deep into the tissues causing a change at the cellular level called photo-bio-stimulation. This change causes reduction in pain and inflammation and accelerates healing. More specifically effects of laser therapy causes vasodilation, activiation of lymphatic drainage system, decreased adema, decrease in the release of inflammatory mediators (PGE2), inhibits bacteria from replicating, increased release of endorphins, suppression of pain receptors, reduced nerve impulses, reduced pain perception, increase in capillary production, and increase in healing factors with fibroblast and collagen production.
Many scientific studies have been published on decreased healing time with use of laser. A case study that impressed us is as follows: A dog has complete fracture of the distal radius and ulna. The fracture was treated with cast which was the least desirable method but done due to financial contraints. The fracture developed a non-union healing which means that surgery would be the only way to heal the fracture. The veterinarian completed a series of laser treatments. After four weeks the fracture was healed. A normal fracture in this condition could take up to ten weeks to heal or not heal at all.
Commons reasons to use MLS Laser Therapy are as followed; Otitis (Ear Infections), fracture therapy, lick granuloma, anal sacculitis, perinal fistulas, neurological conditions, chronic arthritis, wounds, feline stomatitis, sprain/strain, MRSA infections, aural hematomas, feline asthma, rhinitis/sinusitis, acute nephritis, pancreatitis, gingivitis, edema, bruising, mastitis, skin grafts, demodectic mange, snake bites, burns, parvovirus, kennel cough, peri-anal fistulas, and elbow hygromas.
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