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mdb1973
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Posted On: 9/17/2018
mdb1973
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Hello, I have severe lower back pain and foot numbness from bulging and degenerating discs, as well as bone spurs caused by osteoarthritis. Both these issues are causing nerve compression.
I am on opioids, Lyrica and vitamins to help with pain management but I believe artificial disc replacement would allow me to return to a full and healthy lifestyle. However I am unable to get this surgery in Ontario. There are 2 potential clinics in Germany that perform this surgery. I am wondering what if anything would or could OHIP cover?

Thank you,
Manon
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Posted On: 9/18/2018
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Hello Manon,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in finding out what your options are in this situation.

It is best to contact the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for some information specific to your situation.

You can find some contact information here:

Call ServiceOntario, INFOline at:
1-866-532-3161 (Toll-free)
In Toronto, (416) 314-5518
TTY 1-800-387-5559.
In Toronto, TTY 416-327-4282
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.
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