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First lady will undergo surgery

September 08, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

Laura Bush will undergo surgery today to relieve pain from pinched nerves in her neck, her press secretary said.

Spokeswoman Sally McDonough said Bush was having elective outpatient surgery. She said the physician would use a minimally invasive procedure to take pressure off the nerve by enlarging the passageway where the nerve sits near the spinal column.

The first lady injured the nerve earlier this year while hiking and has undergone physical therapy.

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