I recently made reference to the Numb Bum Syndrome is a previous post. However, I overlooked the possibility that others may not be familiar with this serious condition for which they may be at risk! Therefore, I feel a pressing need to describe this all to common (yet preventable) ailment.
What is Numb Bum Syndrome?
The Numb Bum Syndrome is a physiological condition caused by sustained pressure to the buttocks, resulting in restricted blood flow, nerve conduction, and reduced muscular strength.
Who is at risk?
Men and women, usually in their 20-50’s whose job duties entail sitting at a desk all day to complete important documents and secure anti-gravity office chairs. Individuals with this condition often can be found on cubical farms.
- Numbness, tingling, and soreness in buttocks
- Skin may have temporary red discoloration
- Long term symptoms include a flat and/or sagging gluteal appearance
A regimen of light to heavy cardio, strength-training, and stretching exercises may be prescribed depending on severity of symptoms.
- Frequent walking, movement, and exercise
- Avoid long periods of sitting
As you can see, the Numb Bum Syndrome, while serious, is also preventable. And if you have already experienced symptoms of Numb Bum Syndrome (I tend to have recurring bouts of this condition), there’s still hope! This ailment is very treatable with a high rate of recovery!