Cold laser therapy is used by our vets at Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital to help our patients with painful inflammatory conditions feel some relief and comfort.

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What is Cold Laser Therapy?

Cold laser therapy uses a low-intensity laser or light-emitting diodes (LEDs) which have been known to improve healing, help relieve pain and stimulate and enhance cell function.

Several conditions have been shown to improve with the use of laser therapy including muscle and joint pain, arthritis symptoms, and muscle spasms.

Cold Laser Therapy, O’Fallon Veterinarians

Uses for Laser Therapy

Laser therapy encourages cells to regenerate and increases blood circulation, benefiting the following conditions and procedures:

  • Wounds
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Strains & Sprains
  • Bone Fractures
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inflammation
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Lick Granuloma
  • Dental Procedures
  • Post-Surgical Recovery

Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy

  • Increases wound healing
  • Reduces edema (swelling)
  • Reduces inflammation and associated pain
  • Enhances neovascularization
  • Increases blood perfusion
  • Accelerates mitochondrial cell metabolism
  • Encourages bone healing

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