Simple Fix To Vertigo Continues To Be Widely Viewed Online Video


15,000 VICTIMS WHO LOST MORE THAN $300 MILLION. A DOCTOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HOSPITAL HAS BECOME A YOUTUBE SENSATION BECAUSE OF HER SIMPLE MANEUVER TO TREAT VERTIGO. CBS NEWS HEALTH SPECIALIST FIRST TOOK A LOOK AT THE STORY IN 2012. SHE TELLS US HOW THE TREATMENT IS GOING. IT’S HAD MORE THAN 2.5 MILLION VIEWS ON CBSDENVER.COM. SO I DECIDED IT’S TIME TO TAKE ANOTHER LOOK. JUST DEBILITATING. Reporter: VERTIGO SENT SUE’S WORLD SPINNING. EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU WILL MOVE, WILL SPIN. I COULDN’T DRIVE. I COULDN’T WALK. I HAD TO HOLD ON TO THE WALL. IT WAS VERY, VERY SCARY. Reporter: THE RETIRED TEACHER HAD HER FIRST EPISODE 10 YEARS AGO. EVENTUALLY IT WORE OFF AFTER A FEW DAYS BUT IT WOULD COME BACK. Reporter: IT WASN’T UNTIL FOUR YEARS LATER THAT A YOUTUBE VIDEO CHANGED SUE’S LIFE. IT WORKED. IT WORKED THE VERY FIRST TIME. Reporter: IT WAS DR. CAROL FOSTER’S SPIN ON HOW TO TREAT VERTIGO. IN 2012 DR. FOSTER SHOWED US THE SOLUTION. TIP YOUR HEAD UP TO LOOK AT THE CEILING. Reporter: IT’S CALLED THE HALF SOMERSAULT MANEUVER. YOU PUT YOUR HEAD UPSIDE DOWN LIKE YOU’RE GOING TO DO A SOMERSAULT. NOW TURN YOUR HEAD TO FACE YOUR LEFT ELBOW. Reporter: WAIT FOR DIZZINESS TO END AND 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. NEARLY 2 MILLION VIEWS ON YOUTUBE. I DON’T THINK I’VE GOTTEN UP TO THE LEVEL OF A CAT VIDEO YET. Reporter: BUT DR. FOSTER IS REVERED AMONG VERTIGO SUFFERERS. I HEAR FROM PEOPLE IN POLAND AND SAUDI ARABIA AND IN PARIS. IT’S SO GRATIFYING TO GET THEIR FEEDBACK AND HAVE THEM SAY HEY, I WAS SO ILL AND NOW I’M WELL. DR. FOSTER JOKES THAT SHE HOPES TO DISPEL ALL DIZZINESS IN

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