Is your pet struggling with pain or discomfort? Pain can significantly impact your pet’s long-term health and mental well-being. September is National Animal Pain Awareness Month, and our team at Magnolia Springs Veterinary Center is here to discuss some of the many ways we can help improve your pet’s comfort and help them live a pain-free life.
An Integrative Approach to Your Pet’s Pain
When it comes to relieving pain in pets, there are many ways to improve your furry friend’s comfort. An integrative medicine approach combines traditional medicine with complementary therapies to provide your pet with the best possible care.
While pain medication is often necessary for pets dealing with serious medical conditions, these medications can cause side effects and are not ideal for long-term use. Integrative therapies can provide significant pain relief, promote healing, and help reduce the amount of medication needed.
What We Can Do to Help
At Magnolia Springs Veterinary Center, we offer a variety of integrative therapies to address your pet’s various needs. Below are some of the most common integrative therapies used in pain management.
Acupuncture focuses on energy flow and restoring balance in the body. Acupuncture treatments are commonly used in pets to provide pain relief for conditions such as osteoarthritis and muscle pain. In addition to orthopedic issues, acupuncture can also be used to treat pain associated with neurologic disorders such as intervertebral disc disease.
- Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is another great option for reducing pain in your pet. Laser therapy works by emitting different light frequencies that promote healthy cell growth. As a result, laser therapy can help speed up the healing process and reduce inflammation. Additionally, laser therapy can help block pain transmitted by nerve cells and increase the production of endorphins to provide critical pain relief.
Laser therapy can be used for various conditions, including wound healing and reducing pain associated with osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease.
- Veterinary Spinal Manipulation
When your pet’s body is out of alignment, it can cause significant discomfort and increase the wear and tear on their body. Over time, alignment issues can lead to chronic pain and inflammation of your pet’s joints. Luckily, veterinary spinal manipulation can help address these issues and improve your pet’s comfort.
Veterinary Spinal Manipulation addresses your pet’s entire skeletal system as well as the joints, nerves, nerves, and muscles that keep your pet moving. By restoring alignment, this therapy can help reduce your pet’s pain and improve mobility. However, veterinary spinal manipulation can also serve as a preventative measure to reduce the risk of future injury and improve long-term health.
No pet owner wants their pet to be in pain. At Magnolia Springs Veterinary Center, we take pain management seriously and provide a variety of treatment options that can help your pet live a more comfortable life.
If you have additional questions about pain management or any of the therapies we offer, please give us a call at 262-770-3106. We look forward to hearing from you and taking care of your pet’s pain needs.