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Kampala Lord Mayor Lukwago Undergoes Spine Surgery In Nairobi

Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago is undergoing specialized treatment in neighboring Kenya, where he was rushed during the Easter weekend in severe pain.

Lukwago as of today, was set to undergo a surgical operation to remove a bulging vertebrae from his neck.

Speaking from his hospital bed at Nairobi Hospital, Lukwago said he was referred to Kenya after undergoing an MRI scan at Nakasero Hospital where doctors noticed that one of his cervical discs was swollen and pressing down on his nerve.

Before that, he said, he was feeling excruciating pain in his neck. Later on, his left arm became completely paralyzed.

In Nairobi, he said, doctors confirmed that his cervical disc was indeed swollen and had compressed the nerve roots thus causing numbness and excruciating pain at the back and left arm.

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion

The Lord Mayor will undergo an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedure in which the swollen disc will be removed to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots.

This will be replaced with a bone graft, fastened with a metal plate to bridge the area.

Previously, Lukwago was rushed to Nairobi twice, in 2020 and 2021 after he suffered a severe allergic reaction. It was suspected at the time that he had been poisoned.

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