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Why is there a knot at the base of your skull when you have not sustained an injury?

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Everybody's got one. It could be a old injury from your childhood that has left scar tissue and you have just noticed it now. Nothing to worry about unless you are having symptoms. If you are having symptoms then speak to your doctor.

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