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Speed2Treat® Home Healing Kit for Head, Neck and Jaw Injury
Cost-effective and Simple, Like an Ace® Bandage for the Neck and Jaw, with Self-Care Measures
• Acute jaw joint or muscle sprain/strain (JAMSS) following dental care
• Trauma involving the head and neck such as whiplash from a motor vehicle collision or sports-related concussion
• Blow to the jaw, chin lacerations
• JAMSS resulting from intubation
Integrating Telehealth with the Speed2Treat Home Healing Kit
Conduct a brief screening over the phone and instruct the patient to purchase the Speed2Treat® Home Healing Kit at Speed2Treat.com for delivery to their home. (Please contact us for quantity discounts.)
Schedule two telehealth consults (suggested 2- and 4-week follow-up.) The 4-Week Care Plan is a framework for you to determine the follow-up schedule for your patient and determine whether additional evaluation or treatment is necessary.
Components of the Home Healing Kit are the following:
QuickSplint® Overnight Oral Appliance
The QuickSplint is designed for short-term use only. Patients can discontinue use of the QuickSplint should discuss their experience with you or their general dentist, who will screen for signs of bruxism and identify whether the patient is a candidate for splint-therapy and/or additional imaging and evaluation.
Hot/Cold Therapy Face Wrap
Neoprene wrap fits comfortably in 3 different positions for sore head, neck and jaw muscles. Two reusable packs are provided and can be easily inserted in the neoprene wrap to apply hot or cold therapy to the most appropriate area.
4-Week Care Plan
The 4-Week Care Plan contains a PainTracker that is a self-examination symptom monitoring program to provide measurable subjective and objective complaints. Normal recovery period is 2-4 weeks and some patients pain will resolve quickly and may not need further examination.
If at the end of Week 2, the patient's pain and/or dysfunction is worse or has not improved from the baseline, the patient should be evaluated.
At the end of Week 4, the patient should bring the PainTracker and the QuickSplint to a follow-up appointment with you or a specialist.
We have developed an orthopedic model of care for craniofacial injury that is designed for broad availability across healthcare professions and patient populations. The treatment algorithm is based on advanced training in orofacial pain and our clinical experience in assessing and treating patients with musculoskeletal injuries involving structures innervated by cranial nerves.
The Speed2Treat® Home Healing Kit provides the necessary tools that any provider working with these patients can use quickly and effectively. Through easy-to-access online training modules, the patient is provided with a self-directed 4-Week Care Plan that is inexpensive and easy to implement.
The craniofacial region, including the temporomandibular joints, and associated muscles and ligaments in the head and neck, when injured or over-stressed may take several days to several weeks to return to normal function. It is difficult to reduce muscle tensing habits and activities that strain the head, neck and jaw given the demands of daily life and biologic importance of the face, mouth, jaw, head and neck.
The Speed2Treat Home Healing Kit is not a substitute for appropriate medical evaluation, however it is our experience that many patients are not treated promptly. Either they wait to get better, are confused as to which healthcare provider to contact, or fear that their insurance coverage will be inadequate. Early intervention can reduce pain amplification to the central nervous system by down-regulating multiple pain pathways.
The Speed2Treat model was developed by orofacial pain experts, James Fricton, DDS, MS and Brad Eli, DMD, MS, together with James Elliott PhD, who is a global expert on neck pain and whiplash.