Therapeutic "Laser"

BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF LASER THERAPY 

1. Anti-Inflammation
Laser Therapy reduces inflammation with vasodilation, activation of the lymphatic drainage system, and reduction of pro-inflammatory mediators. As a result, inflammation, erythema, bruising, and edema are reduced.

2. Analgesic Effect
Laser Therapy of diseased and damaged tissue produces a suppression of nociceptors, an increase of stimulation threshold, and an increased release of tissue endorphins. The result is a decreased patient perception of pain.

3. Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth
Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. Laser light increases the energy available to the cells so that they can take on nutrients and get rid of waste products more quickly.

4. Improved Vascular Activity
Laser light significantly increases the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue. This speeds the healing process, resulting in more rapid wound closure.

5. Increased Metabolic Activity
The energy from photons of laser light is captured by chemical complexes within cells resulting in activation of enzyme systems and increased energy delivered into cellular metabolic processes.

6. Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points
Laser therapy stimulates muscle trigger and acupuncture points without mechanical invasion to provide musculoskeletal pain relief.

7. Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
Laser Therapy reduces the formation of scar tissue.

8. Improved Nerve Function
Slow recovery of nerve functions in damaged tissue results in numbness and impaired limbs. Laser therapy accelerates nerve cell regeneration.

9. Immunoregulation
Therapy laser photons have an effect on immune systems status through stimulation of immunoglobins and lymphocytes. Laser therapy energy is absorbed by chromophores (molecular enzymes) that react to laser light. The enzyme flavomono-nucleotide is activated and starts the production of ATP, which is the major carrier of cellular energy and the energy source for all chemical reactions in the cells.

10. Faster Wound Healing
Laser light stimulates fibroblast development. Fibroblasts produce collagen, which is predominant in wound healing in damaged tissue. Collagen is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries. As a result, laser therapy is effective on open wounds and burns.

Noses to Toes, Ears to Rears…

Quite simply, patients who suffer from any combination of pain, inflammation, or slow-healing wounds benefit from laser therapy, including -
  • Abscesses
  • ACL – Non-surgical/Partial or Post-Op
  • Acral Lick Dermatitis
  • Acupuncture
  • Acute Nephritis
  • Anal Sacculitis
  • Arthritis
  • Aural Hematomas
  • Avian Specific Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bicipital Bursitis
  • Bicipital Tendonitis
  • Bruising
  • Burns
  • Cat Bite Abscesses
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical IVDD (Acute/Chronic)
  • Chronic Neurological Conditions
  • Crop Inflammation
  • Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Cystitis/FUS
  • Cystotomy – Post Surgery
  • Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)
  • Demodicosis
  • Diseases of the Feet
  • Ear Disorders
  • Edema
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Elbow Hygroma
  • Feline Acne
  • Feline Asthma
  • Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)
  • Fractures
  • Geriatric Disorders
  • Gout
  • Head and Neck
  • Hematomas (Post-Surgical)
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Infections, Bacterial and Fungal
  • Infectious Tracheobronchitis
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intestinal Impaction
  • IVDD (Acute/Chronic)
  • Mastitis
  • MRSA Infections
  • Muscle and Ligament Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Oral Cavity Disorders
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Otitis (Acute and Chronic)
  • Palliative Pain Relief
  • Pancreatitis
  • Paralysis
  • Paralysis Due to Trauma
  • Parvovirus
  • Periodontal Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Post Extractions
  • Post Surgical Pain Relief
  • Post-operative healing
  • Post-Orthopedic Surgical Procedures
  • Pyoderma
  • Pyotraumatic Dermatitis (hot spots)
  • Rehabilation
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Rhinitis/Sinusitis
  • Rodent Ulcers
  • Skin Grafts
  • Snake Bites
  • Soft Tissue Trauma
  • Sprains andStrains
  • Stomatitis
  • Tail Fractures
  • Tendon Injury/Ligament Injury
  • Thoracic Limb
  • Trauma
  • Urinary System Disorders
  • Acupuncture
  • Acute & Chronic Bog Spavin & Main- tenance - Tarsocrural Synovitis
  • Acute & Chronic Bursitis
  • Acute & Chronic Cunean Tendonitis & Bursitis (incl. Maintenance)
  • Acute & Chronic Curb (Tarsal Plantar Desmitis)
  • Acute & Chronic Fibrotic & Ossifying Myopathy
  • Acute & Chronic Laminitis
  • Acute & Chronic Myositis
  • Acute & Chronic Back Pain
  • Acute/Subacute/Chronic Bowed Tendon
  • Back Disorder
  • Bone Spavin
  • Bucked Shins
  • Calming and Sedation
  • Capped Hock
  • Carpal Disorder
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Carpitis
  • Cervical Musculature
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease (Arthritis)
  • Epiphysitis
  • Exertional Rhabdomyolysis
  • Fetlock and Pastern Disorder
  • Foot Disorder
  • Fractures
  • Greased Heels
  • Hip and Thigh Disorder
  • Hip Joint Disorders
  • Hock
  • Hunters Bumps
  • Hydroma of the Carpus
  • Hygroma of the Elbow
  • Inferior Check Ligament Desmitis
  • Joint Related Injuries
  • Lameness Disorders
  • Metabolic Disorders associated with Laminitis
  • Metacarpal Disorder
  • Navicular Syndrome
  • Neck, Back and Vertebral Column
  • Osselets
  • Relief of Back Pain for Performance Enhancement
  • Ringbone
  • Routine Maintenance
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Sore Back and Loin
  • Splints
  • Sprains and Strains of Stifle Ligaments
  • Stifle Disorder
  • Stifle Joint
  • Stifle Ligaments Maintenance Therapy
  • Stringhalt
  • Subluxations of the Sacroiliac Joint
  • Superficial and Deep Digial Flexor Tendons
  • Superior Check Ligament Strain
  • Suspensory Desmitis
  • Suspensory Disorders
  • Synovitis
  • Tarsitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendosynovitis
  • Thoracolumbar Musculature
  • Thoroughpin
  • Upward Fixation of the Patella (including post-operative)
  • Wound Healing
 

Vet -Stem Regenerative Medicine


Vet-Stem Regenerative Stem Cells are your own animal's natural healing cells from fat tissue and are capable of differentiating into a variety of tissue types including tendon, ligament, bone, cartilage and muscle and have been proven to reduce pain and inflammation.

Current Uses:
  • Arthritis
  • Hip, knee, elbow, shoulder
  • Polyarthritis
  • Reported duration of effect is 3-24 months
  • Approximately 80% of dogs have a slight to significant improvement
  • Orthopedic/Soft Tissue
  • Tendon injuries
  • Ligament Injuries
  • 48 hour turnaround time
  • Collect adipose, overnight to lab
  • Isolation of cells, extra cells banked for future use
  • Injection of therapeutic cells
Is Vet-Stem right for my dog?
  • Is your dog not responding well to NSAIDS, or not able to tolerate NSAIDS?
  • Has your vet determined that orthopedic surgery would not help your dog?
  • Does your dog need long term pain medications?
  • Does your dog have osteoarthritis, immune mediated polyarthritis or a tendon or a ligament injury?
  • Do you prefer a more natural or holistic approach(using your own dogs stem cells)?
  • If you answered yes to any of these questions, talk to us about stem cell therapy or visit www.vet-stem.com

Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug(NSAID) Usage in Dogs


At 90 days after treatment greater than 33% of dogs discontinued the use of NSAIDs completely, and greater than 28% dogs decreased their dependency of NSAIDs.
  • Stem cells can be used with
  • NSAIDs
  • Rehabilitation therapy
  • Adequan, glucosamine, chondroitin, HA
  • Acupuncture
New Articles:

PET HEALTH: ADVANCES IN VETERINARY MEDICINE
by Joey Turner

February 28, 2014 -- (CATS AND DOGS/PET CARE) Does your pet need specialized treatment that isn't offered at your local vet's office? If so, consider consulting a veterinary specialist about your pet's needs.

Vet specialists typically work in university settings or specialty practices, so be prepared to travel if your pet needs advanced treatment. Read on to learn about some of the procedures that are now available.

Every veterinarian offers basic care such as vaccinations, neuter surgery, and parasite control. But today, just as in human medicine, veterinary specialties offer modern techniques that go "beyond the basics."

Stem Cell Therapies Vet-Stem Regenerative Medicine employs a concentrated form of adult stem cells derived from the pet's own fat tissue to treat tendon, ligament, and arthritic conditions of horses and dogs. The veterinarian collects about two tablespoons of fat from the patient, which is shipped to the Vet-Stem.com laboratory in San Diego, California. Once processed, the stem cells are shipped back to the veterinarian in ready-to-inject syringes, and the stem cell treatment is injected directly into the injured site. Any extra can be stored at the Vet-Stem Bank for future treatments.

Research has led to new diagnostic tools, new surgical procedures, new prevention options, and new uses for existing or novel drugs. These innovative veterinary options not only save lives but also extend a pet's longevity and improve the overall quality of life. And that's just doggone good for everyone!

To read the entire article: www.globalanimal.org

Sorry, people. A new treatment for ailing joints is only for pooches (and cats and horses).
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