Hi So I have a occipital- C2 fusion due to a broken C2 vertebrae and a contusion on my spinal cord. I recently found a bump and it is very painful. I saw my neurosurgeon who said it was the plate. Today I was feeling it and it feels like it has made some slight changes in its shape. Should you be able to feel the plate? It is very painful. I will be going into inpatient rehab and will ask the doc on call about this but I wanted to know if anyone has been able to and is you even should be able to. I trust my neurosurgeon 99.9% of the time but this time I'm not totally trusting in what she thinks it is. Anyone else have this, was it a different diagnosis? The surgery was done in October. The things that worry me is that it is large painful and I am pretty sure that it recently showed up.