Sen. Burton recovering from spinal cord tear

Published 11:29 pm Saturday, November 6, 2010

State Sen. Terry Burton of Newton says he’s resting at home after spending six days in the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

The 54-year-old Republican said Friday that he had suffered a spinal cord tear and leakage of spinal fluid.

He says doctors hope two or three days of rest will seal the tear in his spinal cord and help cure a headache.

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Burton is chairman of the Senate Elections Committee. His district covers Lauderdale, Newton and Scott counties.