Tuesday September 17, 2019 - Nairobi Women Representative, Esther Passaris, has thanked her doctors for treating a medical condition that she has suffered from for 20 years.

Over the last 20 years, Passaris has been battling with an unending back pain and on Monday Neurosurgeon, Prof Oluoch Olunya, and Dr Thikra Shariff performed a medical branch nerve block surgery on her and she is now recuperating without pain

“Thank God my operation went well.”

“I had my first pain-free night in over two months.”

“Thank you all for having my back, for your prayers and for wishing me well.”

“I start physio today with gratitude in my heart for the blessing of seeing another day,” Passaris said.

A medial branch nerve block is a procedure in which an anaesthetic is injected near small medial nerves connected to a specific facet joint.

Several levels of the spine are injected in one procedure.

If the patient experiences marked pain relief immediately after the injection, then the facet joint is determined to be the source of the patient’s pain.

The lawmaker is to remain in hospital for three days after the surgery so as to undergo physiotherapy which will strengthen her back muscles.


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