What Is The Bump On The Back Of My Head?
The bump on your back is called a “bump” because it looks like a small pimple or a raised spot on your skin. You may have one, but not everyone does. Some people do not even notice them until they get older and develop arthritis in their backs. Others never experience any bumps at all! If you are one of those people, then you probably don’t need this article! But if you are one of those people who gets bumps on your back, then you might want to read this article.
Bumps on the back are common among people with arthritis, especially when they exercise. They can also occur in some cases due to certain medications or conditions such as psoriasis.
There is no known cause for these bumps other than genetics and age.
In most cases, bumps on the back are harmless. However, there are some cases where they could become painful and/or bothersome.
Back pain caused by a pinched nerve (pinched sciatica)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which causes inflammation of the joints of your body. RA usually affects only one side of your body, but sometimes it can affect both sides of your body simultaneously.
Osteoarthritis (OA), it is the most common form of arthritis and occurs when the cartilage in a joint breaks down. OA can affect any joint in your body, but it most commonly affects the joints in your hands, spine, hips, and knees.
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), which is an autoimmune inflammatory disease that mainly affects the spine.
Psoriatic Arthritis, which is an autoimmune inflammatory disease that can affect the skin as well as the joints.
Osteoporosis, which is a condition where your bones become weak and brittle and have a decreased density. This can lead to a greater chance of breaking a bone.
Osteoporosis occurs most commonly in women after menopause, but it can occur in men as well.
As you can see, bumps on the back due to a variety of conditions. And all of these conditions can occur at any age.
For this reason, it is important that you see your doctor if you have bumps on the back. This will ensure that there is nothing serious going on. If everything checks out, you may be able to stop worrying and learn to live with your bumps!
Sources & references used in this article:
Mild traumatic brain injury in children: just another bump on the head? by RS Cook, L Schweer, KF Shebesta… – Journal of trauma …, 2006 – journals.lww.com
Burlesque and the new bump-n-grind by J Baldwin – 2000 – Delta
A bump on the head by R Abdel-Fattah – 2007 – Pan Australia
Following a Bump by M Baldwin – 2004 – books.google.com