Anyone who has suffered from vertigo knows how debilitating the episodes can be.
If you suffer from chronic vertigo or dizziness, then you know that treating this condition is far from cut and dry.
Vertigo is a specific kind of dizziness that happens when you aren’t even moving. It’s caused by various conditions associated with underlying problems in the ear, brain, or sensory nerve pathways. The dizzy feeling is often associated with the same sensation you get when you’re very high up and look down. It’s a problem for millions of Americans, but one doctor has found a quick, at-home fix for it.
But, before we show you this technique, let’s first talk some background about this illness. Vertigo isn’t just dizziness; it’s a debilitating condition that can lead to some life-threatening consequences, like higher risks of falls and car accidents.
One long-time sufferer being interviewed by CBS Denver gives us a glimpse of what living with vertigo is like. “Everything about you will move, it will spin,” explains Sue Rickers. “I couldn’t drive, I couldn’t walk, I had to hold onto the wall—and it was very, very scary.”
Rickers was able to find a popular YouTube video from otolaryngologist Dr. Carol Foster in which the physician uses a special method to stamp vertigo out right when the patient starts experiencing its first signs.
Dr. Carol Foster has developed a way to treat vertigo. Since taking her methods to YouTube, her video has had over 3.5 million views.
In the clip, the University of Colorado Denver doctor explains that vertigo and dizziness usually stem from a complex inner-ear issue where a build-up of particles start shifting upon movement, which makes the sufferer feel an intense spinning sensation.
Dr. Foster experimented by using a “twisting, turning” motion, she was able to release the built-up particles, thus alleviating the symptoms of dizziness. She then developed an exercise of sorts for her patients that is so simple that almost anyone can do it at home.
To try this method for yourself:
- Get down on your knees so that you are seated on the backs of your heels.
- Tilt your head back with your eyes aimed skyward—don’t worry if your dizziness increases momentarily.
- While staying on your knees, put your hands on the floor in front of you and let your head hang loose, with your chin slightly tucked in
- Turn your head to either your right or left elbow depending upon which ear you need to treat.
This technique is easy to execute once you’ve seen it done first. To watch a demonstration of Dr. Foster’s technique in action, be sure to click on CBS Denver’s video below.
If you are experiencing chronic dizziness, the FIRST thing that you need to do is see a doctor. Your condition could be a warning sign of something more dangerous. But, if your physician does give you a proper diagnosis along with OK to perform this remedy.
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