Access to care in Canada is a lengthy process even though it is free. There are long wait time just to be able to be referred to a specialist. She has referred me to a pain clinic that has injections but the wait time is 6 to 18 months. I have anther appointment with her in a couple of weeks and will insist on seeing a neurologist. Sometimes we need to go to Toronto to get better care, but these facilities are not covered under our private or provincial insurance ( OHIP ).