Vertigo is a sense of feeling off balance, rotating, like the world around you is spinning even though you are perfectly still. Individuals who suffer from it claim that they feel like they are spinning, swaying, tilting, and pulled to one direction.
These are some other symptoms of vertigo:
- Hearing loss or ringing in the eras
- Abnormal or jerking eye movements
These symptoms can last from several minutes to a few hours. In most cases, it is a result of an inner ear problem, but it can also be caused by migraines, head or neck injuries, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, the use of certain medications, brain problems, Meniere’s disease, and Vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis.
The YouTube video by a doctor at the University of Colorado Hospital, that reveals a simple maneuver to treat vertigo at home, has become a huge hit and gotten several million views.
“The Half Somersault Maneuver” by Dr. Carol Foster, Associate Professor and Director of the Balance Lab at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, was initially mentioned in 2012 by Dr.Kathy Walsh.
Here is a detailed explanation of this vertigo treatment by Dr.Foster:
“Tip your head up to look at the ceiling. You then put your head upside down like you’re going to do a somersault. In that position, I want you to turn to face your left elbow. You wait for any dizziness to end then raise your head to back level. Wait again for the dizziness to end, then sit back quickly. “
Watch out the following video and follow the giver instructions to say goodbye to vertigo for good: