Self-Advocating & Navigating Insurance Challenges

In our November episode of the ‘Get Back To It’ podcast, National Spine Health Foundation CEO, Dr. Rita Roy, sits down with Spinal Champion, Ellen B., to discuss her multiple surgeries. Ellen knew she was interested in a specific artificial disc surgery, but ran into problems with insurance and regulations. She found hope when one surgeon was able to provide her with the treatment she felt she needed.

Ellen’s most recent spine surgeon was Dr. Todd Lanman of Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery. Dr. Lanman is a member of the National Spine Health Foundation’s Medical & Scientific Board and has been named a National Top Spine Specialist.