By Jack Brammer
FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway, a Democratic candidate for governor in 2015, underwent successful back surgery Wednesday in Louisville, his office said in a release.
The release said Conway, 45, had a minimally-invasive, microdiscectomy to relieve persistent pain caused by a herniated lumbar disc impinging on his sciatic nerve root.
The procedure was performed at Baptist Health Louisville by neurosurgeon Steven J. Reiss.
Doctors anticipate a complete recovery, and Conway is expected to keep a full schedule for all of calendar year 2015, the release said.
He will have a limited public schedule for the next couple of weeks while he recovers, it added.
Conway thanked the doctors and medical staff for their care and all those who have sent prayers and well wishes.
“He looks forward to hitting the ground running in 2015,” the release said.
Conway is running for governor of Kentucky next year with state Rep. Sannie Overly, D-Paris, as his running mate.