What Is the Bump on the Back of My Head?
The bumps are not just visible to the naked eye. They are also known as “the bumps” or “bumps on the head.” These bumps are located under your scalp, behind your ears, and around your temples. There may be several bumps or they may be small ones. Some people have no bumps at all; others have many.
Bumps on the back of your head are sometimes called “bunions,” but it’s not clear what these things actually look like. They’re not really bunions, though, because there isn’t any bone between them and your brain. They could be part of a group called “spondylosis.” Spondylosis is a condition where bones grow in places other than their normal position.
For example, some people have spurs growing out of their heels. Other people have spurs growing out of their toes. People with spondylosis usually don’t notice anything wrong until they get older and start having problems walking.
In most cases, bumps on the back of your head are harmless and don’t cause any problems. However, if you develop pain in one area while lying down or during sleep, then you need to see a doctor immediately. A serious problem could be developing.
If you are prone to getting headaches, especially if they are accompanied by pain when you touch or press on the bump, then see a doctor as soon as possible. You may need to have surgery to remove part of the spur or spurs.
Here is a list of questions about bumps on the back of your head that were submitted to us:
Can I develop a bump on the back of my head from sleeping in awkward positions?
Can you get a bump on the back of your head from falling down?
Does banging your head against a wall cause a lump on the back of your head that never goes away?
How do you know if a lump on the back of your head is serious or not?
How does sleeping in the same position every night cause a bump on the back of my head?
How old do you have to be to get a bump on the back of your head from sleeping?
Is it illegal for your high school to require you to wear your hair a certain way if it causes a bump on the back of your head?
No. There is no medical evidence that supports this claim. You can get a bump on the back of your head from sleeping in awkward positions.
Yes. You can get bumps on the back of your head from falling down. Most bumps on the back of your head are harmless and go away after a few weeks.
However, you should still see a doctor to make sure nothing is seriously wrong.
No. It’s extremely rare to get a lump on the back of your head by banging it against a wall.
If a lump on the back of your head doesn’t go away, then it could be serious. A doctor should check it to determine if surgery is required. If you have a bump on the back of your head and experience severe headaches, see a doctor immediately.
You may need surgery to remove part of the spur that is putting pressure on a nerve.
Most people start showing signs of spondylosis in their late teens or early twenties. However, if you are experiencing pain or numbness in the area, then you should see a doctor immediately. This condition could cause more serious problems as you get older.
No. There is no law against putting your hair up in your high school. As long as the dress code requirements aren’t discriminatory (blacks students can’t wear their hair in an afro but whites can) or unreasonable (only girls with long hair can have their hair down) it shouldn’t be a problem.
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
A bump on the head: Does my child need a CT image of his or her brain? by PJ Shirley – Bmj, 1998 – bmj.com
Speed Bump” story” by J Hodgson – Illness, Crisis & Loss, 2010 – journals.sagepub.com
A Bump in the Neck by A Larson – 2012 – conservancy.umn.edu