Does An Occipital Knob Continue To Grow?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Is it possible for the occipital knob to continue to increase in mass or grow?  I ask because more recently I’ve experienced a pressure or pain while lying on back on my head and it is sort of alleviated if I lift up on the area or back of my head.  I can feel the pressure in that area & my neck…is this normal or a situation that you have heard of before?

A: While some patients complain of discomfort from an occipital knob, they are not known to grow in adults to the best of my knowledge.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana