GREENSBORO, N.C. -- U.S. Rep. Howard Coble is returning to Congress after recovering from recent lower back surgery.
The 81-year-old Republican congressman returns Tuesday to Washington, D.C., after having back surgery June 7. The surgery removed a small piece of vertebrae so that nerves could pass through easily and removed a small part of a ruptured disc. The surgery was meant to correct a condition that was causing severe hip, leg and lower back pain.
Coble had the surgery at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro. He recuperated at home while the U.S. House was in recess last week.