The’ Little House on the Prairie ‘star, 56, shared her health update with her 94,200 Instagram followers on Thursday

“The surgery was a great success! Dr Bray was able to remove all the old material, shave off the bone spurs causing numbness in my right hand and, and, and, and, he was able to give me the artificial disc, ”Gilbert captioned a postoperative photo of herself smiling “So now I am focusing on recovery and staying Covid free Thank you all for your love, support and prayers I send you back so much love”

Earlier in the week, Gilbert told his followers she needed to have surgery to relieve the constant pain

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

Despite surgery in 2016, Gilbert’s C7 vertebra material was ‘boring’, actress said She reportedly learned she needed another surgery in April but had to delay the operation due to the coronavirus pandemic

Gilbert flew to California to have his spine operated on by Dr. Robert Bray, the same doctor who worked on his first fusion after he broke his back in 2001 Bray, a neurological surgeon from spine corrected spine problems for other stars In July, he gave “Silicon Valley” actor Ben Feldman two artificial discs

Gilbert’s last surgery was required after suffering two head and neck injuries that resulted in a two-disc herniation in her spine She hit her head on “Dancing with the Stars ”in 2012 and suffered a“ mild concussion ”Four years later, a balcony in one of the houses she rented collapsed and hit her head, ending her run in Congress in Michigan

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World News – CA – Melissa Gilbert Calls Spine Surgery “Very Successful” in Health Update