Therapeutic Laser (also known as Photobiomodulation Therapy) is a painless, non-invasive treatment that uses waves of light to elicit a photochemical reaction which decreases inflammation, relieves pain, and encourages healing. Laser therapy stimulates cellular metabolism which can help nerve cells regenerate and speed up wound healing. It can also penetrate into deeper tissues including joints, where inflammation can be quite painful.
Laser therapy is a fantastic treatment option for patients who cannot tolerate NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs) like Rimadyl (carprofen), Metacam (meloxicam), Deramaxx (deracoxib), Galliprant (grapiprant) but still need something for pain relief.
Unfortunately, because it stimulates the cells, Laser Therapy is not an appropriate treatment for Cancer patients or patients with growths of unknown composition. It is also contraindicated for puppies and pregnant animals.