Advanced Multi-Modal Pain Management Protocols to Treat Painful Conditions

Dr. Stramel and his helpful staff at Advanced Care Veterinary Services are here to provide you with the best treatment and rehabilitation plan for your pet in pain. As the sole pain-relieving facility in North Texas, we cater to all of your pet’s pain needs to help them live a happy and healthy life.

Physical Therapy in veterinary medicine utilizes techniques to increase function and mobility of joints and muscles in animals. Animal rehabilitation can reduce pain and enhance recovery from injury, surgery, degenerative diseases, age-related diseases, and obesity. Our physical therapy exercises include:

Therapeutic Exercise
Joint Mobilization
Neuromuscular Re-education

Functional Training
Balance Training
Aerobic Conditioning

Weight Loss
Therapeutic Ultrasound

Acupuncture enhances blood circulation, nervous system stimulation, and the release of anti-inflammatory & pain-relieving hormones. Our acupuncture & electro-acupuncture can help with difficulties your animal may experiencing such as:

Skin problems
Nervous disorders

Reproductive disorders
Respiratory problems.

Our acupuncture therapy can also improve poor immunity and internal medicine problems such as heart (cardiac) and kidney (renal) disease

Dry needling relieves muscle pain with the insertion of a needle into the skin at a myofascial trigger point. The myofascial trigger point is related to the production and maintenance of the pain cycle. When punctured by the needle, the pain will subside.

Shock wave treatment uses high-energy sound waves to trigger the body’s own repair mechanisms. This non-invasive form of therapy decreases lameness, pain, and inflammation and encourages the healing of bones and cartilage. It will improve your pet’s quality of life through increased blood flow and a reduced need for non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. Shock Wave Therapy has even been used in human medicine for over 20 years.

Stem cells are used to treat arthritis in dogs, cats, and horses by reducing pain and inflammation. Your pet’s quality of life will be restored with an increased range of motion and regeneration of tendons, ligaments, and bone. Ongoing research shows promise for treating intervertebral disc disease, liver disease, and kidney disease.

Whether your pet has been disabled through trauma, illness or old age, Advanced Care Veterinary Services is here to help them regain their mobility. Orthotics, Prosthetics and other assistive devices aid in correcting or adjusting to your pet’s limbs.

Don’t let leg or hip problems prevent your dog from running or playing again. A dog wheelchair is designed to fully support your pet whether they experience arthritis, soreness or spinal and neurological problems. They’ll continue to live a happy and healthy life!

Our low-level laser therapy treats arthritis, tendon and soft tissue injuries with light stimulation. The light regenerates cell production and increases blood circulation, which promotes healing.

Dr. Stramel can provide your pet with specialized surgeries such as cruciate ligament repair with TPLO or Extracapsular techniques, Medial Luxating Patella, Fracture repair as well as others. These surgeries are combined with high-quality pain management techniques that will help your pet recover in the least painful way in the quickest time frame.