Feeling Dizzy? Here's A Doctor's Tip To Treat Vertigo In Seconds

If you suffer from chronic dizziness or vertigo, then you know just how difficult it is to manage it. Doctors can sometimes prescribe medication, but that can often cause a whole other set of problems and side effects. Luckily, we've found this safe, simple, and highly effective treatment that you can do in the comfort of your own home.

Before we reveal this technique, however, it's important to understand a little more about vertigo. Vertigo isn't just feeling dizzy - it's a debilitating condition that can be potentially life-threatening due to increased risk of falls and car accidents. "Everything about you will move, it will spin,' explains long-time sufferer Sue Rickers. "I couldn't drive, I couldn't walk, I had to hold onto the wall - and it was very, very scary."

Rickers turned to the internet, and found a YouTube video by otolaryngologist Dr. Carol Foster from the University of Colorado, Denver, where the physician demonstrated a special method to curb the onset of vertigo within seconds of first experiencing the signs.

In the clip, Dr. Foster explains that vertigo and dizziness are usually caused by inner-ear issues where a build-up of particles start shifting around when the sufferer moves, resulting in an intense spinning sensation and loss of balance.

After recognizing this, Dr. Foster realized that a "twisting, turning" motion could help release the build-up of particles responsible for dizziness. She then developed an exercise that her patients could do at home to alleviate their symptoms. Here's how it works.

  1. Get on your knees so you're seated on the backs of your heels.
  2. Tilt your head back and aim your eyes towards the sky - don't worry if your dizziness briefly increases.
  3. Put your hands on the floor in front of you and let your head hang loose with your chin slightly tucked in.
  4. Turn your head towards either your right/left elbow, depending on which ear you are treating.

Watch the demonstration in the video below to see more. Just remember: this exercise is not meant to replace a physician's diagnosis, and you should always consult your doctor first if you experience chronic dizziness.

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H/T: CBS Denver

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