New healing kit for head, neck injuries available for prescription use

April 27, 2020

Orofacial Therapeutics, LP has announced that its Speed2Treat™ Home Healing Kit for Head, Neck & Jaw Injury is now available for sale to medical and dental professionals to prescribe for their patients.

Orofacial Therapeutics, LP has announced that its Speed2Treat™ Home Healing Kit for Head, Neck & Jaw Injury is now available for sale to medical and dental professionals to prescribe for their patients.

Speed2Treat is designed to minimize patient suffering, reduce dysfunction, and help prevent a musculoskeletal injury from progressing to a chronic condition. The kit is based on an orthopedic model of care that recognizes unique characteristics of the jaw joint and facial musculature, Orofacial Therapeutics said in a press release.

"With an injury to the jaw – whether it is from whiplash, dental visit, blow to the jaw, or other trauma – prompt action that encourages healing is the key to fast recovery and prevention of persistent chronic pain," said Dr. James Fricton, orofacial pain specialist and University of Minnesota Professor Emeritus, and one of the developers of the product. "This kit contains everything needed for 4 weeks of patient care, making it easy for any provider to deliver expert care quickly and cost-effectively."

Speed2Treat Home Healing Kit offers a 4-week care plan along with multiple components that a patient can use, including a temporary overnight oral appliance; hot/cold therapy packs; patient self-care instructions; and online resources that include pain education, prescribed exercises, and calming virtual reality experiences linked with a smartphone.

The kit is well-suited for acute jaw joint and muscle sprain/strain; mild cases of trauma involving the head and neck, such a whiplash or sports-related concussions; a blow to the jaw or injury to the chin; tension headaches from jaw clenching, muscle tension, strain, and stress; and flare-ups of existing jaw or neck pain conditions.

The Speed2Treat Kit can be implemented via telehealth appointments to prevent unnecessary in-person visits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Clinicians can elect drop-shipment direct to the patient or patients can self-order.

More information and provider instructions are available at speed2treat.com.