This simple maneuver for treating vertigo at home has made this doctor a YouTube sensation
The treatment was developed by Carol Foster, a doctor at the University of Colorado Hospital. Kathy Walsh, a CBS4 Health Specialist, first explained the treatment in a story in 2012. Since then, it’s gotten 2.6 million views on cbsdenver.com.
This simple fix, which is Foster’s spin on how to treat positional vertigo, is still being widely viewed by millions of people online
This treatment helped Sue Rickers after she suffered from vertigo for many years
“It was just debilitating,” said the former teacher who had her first episode ten years ago. It felt like her world was spinning ever since then until 4 years ago when she came across Foster’s video online. Until then, she couldn’t drive, walk and she had to hold on to the walls every time she moved around the house. She said, “It was very very scary.”
The video changed Sue’s life!
It worked the very first time, explains Sue.
Its called the half somersault maneuver. And it is very easy to do, as Foster explains
You have to position yourself as if you are about to do a somersault by putting your head upside down. Once you are in this position, Foster says you should turn so that you are facing the left elbow. While in that position, you have to wait until the dizziness disappears. Then bring your head back to a level position. You have to wait for the dizziness to disappear again before sitting back very quickly.
Vertigo sufferers everywhere are praising Dr. Foster
This simple technique has taken YouTube by storm, making it a huge hit. So far. It has been viewed almost 2 millions times. Foster was being modest in joking way when she said, “I don’t think I’ve gotten up to the level of a cat video yet”, but this Professor and Director of the Balance Lab at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus is being hailed by vertigo sufferers as their saviour.