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Dick Cheney Alazwa Kwa Upasuaji wa Uti Wa Mgongo

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    WASHINGTON - Former Vice President Dick Cheney is having elective back surgery at George Washington University Hospital.
    Cheney spokeswoman Lucy Tutwiler says the surgery Thursday is to deal with lumbar spinal stenosis, a common cause of lower back pain in older adults.

    Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal – the passage for the spinal cord – which in turn puts pressure on nerves, causing pain. Surgery is done to widen the passage and ease that pressure, typically by removing a bit of the vertebra.

    Dr. Anthony Caputy, chairman of the hospital's neurosurgery department, is performing the operation.

    Cheney is 68 years old. He has had four heart attacks.