One Cure for Vertigo: Playing Pinball Inside Your Head.

By manipulating your head just so, a doctor can sometimes cure chronic dizziness.

By Anna Reisman|Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Thomas Riccio, a lanky 84-year-old, was dozing off in the waiting room. A former crane operator at a steel mill and a World War II veteran, he had been in for a physical six months earlier and everything was fine. His only chronic medical problem was high blood pressure. When I called his name, he stood up and swayed, almost losing his balance. His wife and I lunged, each grabbing one of his arms. “I’m OK, I’m OK,” he insisted. “Just when I get up sometimes, I alm...

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