Vertigo is a symptom, rather than a condition itself. It’s the sensation that you, or the environment around you, is moving or spinning.
This feeling may be barely noticeable, or it may be so severe that you find it difficult to keep your balance and do everyday tasks.
Attacks of vertigo can develop suddenly and last for a few seconds, or they may last much longer. If you have severe vertigo, your symptoms may be constant and last for several days, making normal life very difficult.
Inner ear-related problems are the cause of vertigo in most cases. Some of those problems include Meniere’s disease, vestibular neuritis, and BPPV. Migraine headaches, certain medications that cause ear damage, head or neck injury, and brain problems may also be the cause.
As for the symptoms, the most common include spinning, swaying, unbalanced, tilting, and pulled to one direction. Although rare, symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and headache are also possible.
After developing a simple fix for vertigo, a doctor at the University of Colorado Hospital has gone viral! As a matter of fact, ever since she first introduced the treatment back in 2012, her video has gotten 2.6 million views.
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,” Foster said
“You wait for any dizziness to end then raise your head to back level. Wait again for dizziness to end, then sit back quickly. The half somersault maneuver has been a huge hit with nearly 2 million views on YouTube.”
“I don’t think I’ve gotten up to the level of a cat video yet,” Foster joked.
But Foster, Associate Professor and Director of the Balance Lab at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus, is highly respected among people with vertigo.