- Small Animal Services
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Dr. Randy Huenefeld uses the K-LASER to provide therapeutic laser treatments and perform acupuncture. Rolling Meadows Animal Hospital was one of the first clinics in Missouri to use this technology.
Class IV lasers can have several different biological effects on the body:
The K-laser is one of the most advanced systems available. An internal computer allows the doctor to vary wavelength, frequency, duration and power for each treatment.
In a clinical setting, the laser is used to increase the speed of healing injuries to the skin, tendons, ligaments, muscle, joints and bone. It works very well with acute or chronic problems.
It also works very well for acupuncture treatment. We now use the laser alone or in combination with needles for most of our acupuncture cases.
What is the difference between small lasers available and the K-laser?
The K-laser we use is 8000 mW (8 watts). The largest class available to the average pet or horse owner is 500mW (0.5watts). This increased power and multiple wavelengths allow the laser energy to penetrate deep. (The K-laser penetrates up to 4 inches deep.) Small laser and photonic torches can activate superficial acupuncture points but cannot penetrate deep enough to provide the effects of a needle or class IV laser.
How many K-laser treatments are needed?
Treatment protocols vary with the condition. Many times improvement is seen with 1-2 treatments. Acute problems may require 4-6 treatments and very chronic conditions may require 8+ treatments. Most of the time however we are using the K-laser along with chiropractic, acupuncture and western veterinary medicine to try to resolve a problem. In those cases we may only need to treat with the laser a few times. If we are using it to relieve muscle spasms and pain in the lumbosacral area of the back or the low neck, a chiropractic adjustment and one laser treatment may be all that is required.
What small animal conditions do you treat?
Some treatments include:
I consider myself very blessed to have a caring and knowledgeable team like Randy and Kathy looking out for my animals. Thank you guys for all you do!