Pain management has come a long way from reliance on anti-inflammatory and opioid analgesics. The more we are learning about the negative effects of the nervous system's perception and response to pain (especially chronic pain), the more we learn that we have numerous options to treat pain passed anti-inflammatory and analgesic medications.
Particularly in the geriatric dog or cat with liver, kidney or intestinal problems, we need to find alternative, less potentially toxic methods and medications to keep them comfortable.
- Laser Therapy
- Glucosamine: chondroitin supplements
- Omega 3 Fatty acids
- Adequan injections
- Pain modulation drugs: Gabapentin and Amantadine
- Therapeutic diode laser treatments: This is something that we are particularly excited about! Using our therapeutic diode laser, we can treat all kinds of acute and chronic pain/inflammation issues in the body with immediate effects and no drugs. Combined with conventional pain and inflammation therapies, the addition of diode laser treatments can maximize treatment response and minimize recovery times. The diode laser can also be used to expedite healing and manage infections associated with major trauma and surgery. Please call to inquire about the specifics of our therapeutic diode laser program!
- Dietary support