TMJ/Jaw Pain Treatment | St. Luke's Hospital

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Pediatric Urgent Care - Cedar Rapids

855 A Avenue NE
Suite 300A
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

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1795 Hwy 64 East
Anamosa, Iowa 52205

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1001 N. Center Point Road
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Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

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Urgent Care - Marion

2992 7th Ave.
Marion, Iowa 52302

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2375 Edgewood Rd SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

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Therapy Plus | UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids

Pain at the Jaw (TMJ) Treatment

Pain at the jaw (TMJ)  disorders can cause pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) - the joint where the lower jawbone meets the skull. This joint is what allows you to talk and chew.
A variety of problems can cause pain at the jaw: an injury to the area, arthritis or grinding or clenching your teeth.

You may have a pain at the jaw disorder if you experience:     

  • Pain when opening or closing your mouth
  • Pain when chewing food
  • Trouble fully opening your mouth
  • Painful clicking and/or popping of the jaw

Our therapists at Therapy Plus - Downtown & Westdale locations specialize in TMJ disorders and jaw pain treatment, which includes:

  • A thorough evaluation to determine the cause of your TMJ problems
  • Education about TMJ anatomy and function
  • Exercises and manual techniques to improve function and decrease pain
  • Modalities such as an ultrasound or iontophoresis may also be used to decrease inflammation.