Insurance companies should not be able to exclude tmj treatments.

Insurance companies should not be able to exclude tmj treatments.

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There needs to be a change to insurance companies excluding tmj issues. Insurance companies cover other joint problems (knees,hips,shoulders ect ) people who suffer from tmj problems have a very poor quality of life. Most people cant afford treatment. Tmj doesnt just affect your joint, it can affect your neck, and cause all sorts of other problems from headaches, ear problems, eye problems, muscle spasms in face, it can cause hearing loss. People who suffer from a joint problem with their knees can atleast rest their leg.

Talking, chewing, yawning, is a part of every day life. There is no rest for the tmj. 

People with tmj problems, often get very depressed. They cant even eat a meal without stopping to take a break. They cant even carry on a conversation without pain. Singing is extremely tirering on the jaw. They lose joy in the little things people take for granted daily. Some people with tmj cant even kiss their partner or spouse due to the pain.

I recently found out i need arthoplasty, i have been in pain for over a year, cant get pain medicine. And now to find out, insurance wont cover this surgery. Its 25 to 30,000. Who can afford that!? 

 

TMJ Is just as serious as any other joint problem. People deserve a chance to live a normal life and recieve treatment. Please sign this petition, even if you dont suffer from tmj problems, someone you love most likely has tmj issues .

 

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