The 56-year-old star “Little House on the Prairie” shared her health update with her 94 on Thursday200 Instagram followers

“The operation was incredibly successful! DR Bray was able to remove all of the old hardware, remove bone spurs, which caused numbness in my right hand, and, and he was able to give me the artificial disc, ”Gilbert said of a postoperative photo on which she smiled “Now I am focusing on recovering and staying Covid-free Thank you for your love, support and prayers I send so much love back to you all”

Earlier this week, Gilbert announced to her followers that she should have surgery to relieve the constant pain

“I’ve now reached the point where the pain is almost constant and the fingers on my right hand are starting to tingle,” she wrote in a separate post on Monday

Despite surgery in 2016, the hardware in Gilbert’s C7 vertebrae was “a hole boring,” the actress shared with reports that she learned she needed another surgery in April but had the surgery due to the coronavirus pandemic move

Gilbert flew to California to see Dr. Robert Bray, the same doctor who worked on her first fusion after breaking her back in 2001 Bray, a neurological spine surgeon, fixed spine problems on other stars In July, he gave two artificial discs to Silicon Valley actor Ben Feldman

The last surgery Gilbert had was needed after two head and neck injuries that caused two herniated discs in her spine. She hit her head on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2012 and suffered a “minor concussion” four years later collapsed a balcony of one of the houses she had rented and hit her head, ultimately ending her convention run in Michigan

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World News – CA – Melissa Gilbert calls spine surgery “extremely successful” in health update