Laser Therapy to Control Vomiting: Modern Technology Solves another Problem

Winnie came to the hospital because she’d been vomiting and lost her appetite over the past deuce days. As her McKinney veterinarian, I noticed that she tensed when I tried to palpate her abdomen, connective she walked accompanying an arched back.

This case illustrates symptoms we actually see in patients with a seemingly unrelated problem – one involving the spine. Fortunately we have the right state-of-the-art tool to bring relief to these patients: the therapeutic laser.

Abdominal X-rays demonstrated that Winnie’s entire immeasurable intestine was full of hard-packed stool that probably hadn’t passed in a couple of days. Her urinary blister was also abnormally full.

These abnormalities are commonly seen when animals are in too much pain to urinate or defecate, and X-rays of Winnie’s vertebral column revealed the reason for the discomfort: Winnie had a condition known as spondylosis deformans in which new bone grows between individual vertebrae in an attempt to form a bridge between them. This occurs when the body attempts to manipulate move moderate the vertebrae.

The bony growth and inflammation that exist in the area cause unhappiness and can interrupt nerves passing through the area. This causes weakness of the rear legs and a lack of sensation in the colon and urinary bladder. In Winnie’s case, however, I suspected that her constipation and full bladder were caused by stitch though she attempted to void.

When animals are this constipated, vomiting usually ensues because food can’t pass ended the intestinal tract. Winnie’s main clue was vomiting, but the spinal disorder was the root of hier problem.

We treated Winnie with medication to soften the stool and encourage defecation, but the most important parts of her treatment were the laser therapy sessions that helped hold her spinal pain and inflammation. We did one treatment right away, and scheduled Winnie for five more sessions over the next sparsity days.

We programmed the laser to treat chronic inflammation. Two separate laser beams at different frequencies are able to treat different problems: one frequency is effective in controlling swelling and inflammation; the other stops pain. The totality session lone takes 5-8 minutes, et sequens patients are sometimes perceptibly improved after the first one!

As a McKinney veterinarian, I usually see a noticeable improvement in pain levels anon one or two treatments in these cases. Impartial dogs with very weak rear legs begin on foot better posteriad a couple of sessions. Most patients only need one session whole tripartition to five weeks after the initial series to control their symptoms.

In Winnie’s case, she was able to urinate that period and she passed all of the stool the very next day. Her painful posture improved anon the second laser session, and the vomiting completed because well. She’s back to normal now, and resolve probably get one treatment per month to sustain that.

Medicine is improving every day, and McKinney veterinarians are better able to help our patients because like it.

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Stonebridge Animal Hospital
5913 Virginia Parkway
McKinney, Texas 75071
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