In advance I would like to thank you for reading and hopefully commenting on this post. I have had an occipital-C2 fusion and found a bump that was painful a while ago. I saw my surgeon and she said it was the screw from the plate and that it hopefully should go away and if not we can re look at it. So I went to my 6 month post op and we injected it with a numbing medicine to make sure it wasn't a neuroma and no luck. So now she's thinking we may need to remove just that one screw. Has anyone had this especially just one of the screws removed so early on. Any answers would be helpful. If had just been a very long road and we are starting to receive the answers that my family had been praying for!