Can anyone help?

Hello, I’ve been visiting this site for a few weeks and I believe I may be suffering with the same affliction as everyone on this site. It started almost 3 years ago with terrible bouts of vertigo. After some tests my ENT said it was a viral infection and it would eventually go away. Well, it’s been a couple of years since he told me that and my vertigo has been replaced with a daily unsteadiness followed by a bad headache. I live in the Toronto area, can anyone recomend someone who is familiar with MAV because all my GP has said was " Your too young for this " Thanks.

so sorry you’re suffering from this with no answers in several years. I am not familiar with docs in your area. perhaps this site can help … sional.php

I personally have not seen Dr. Parnes but have friends who have been to him.

Name: Lorne S. Parnes, M.D.
Title Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
Professor, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
American Board of Otolaryngology
Practice Location London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital
(519) 663-3604
(519) 663-3421
University of Toronto
University of Toronto, M.D.
Residency The University of Western Ontario
Fellowship University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics – Otology/Neurotology
Clinical Interest Otology/Neurotology: vestibular disorders, hearing loss including
cochlear implants, lateral skull base surgery, facial nerve disorders
Research Interest Outcomes studies in Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo and
Meniere’s disease, Intratympanic pharmacotherapy for inner ear
disorders, Cochlear implant trials


Dr. Rose Giammarco
Neurologist interested in Headache
Director of the Hamilton Headache Clinic
25 Charlton Avenue E. Suite #808
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1Y2


Dr. Patti Mandalfino
Neurologist - Interested in Headache
585 Queen Street S.
Kitchener, Ontario
N2G 4S4
Tel: 519.745.2366


Dr. Paul Cooper
London Health Sciences Centre
339 Windermere Road
London, Ontario N6A 5A5
Tel: 519:685-8500 x32906

Help for Headaches (HFH) is an educational non-profit that operates from London, Ontario and serves the public with free information to assist you in the sorting out stages. Our group often puts on presentations, conferences, and seminars to the public...often in a different city in Ontario. We also produce professional brochures. Our belief is that through education silent suffering can be eliminated, quality of life can be increased, and that awareness can foster treatment directions.
Brent Lucas
Help for Headaches
515 Richmond Street
Box #1568, STN B
London, ON, Canada N6A 5M3


The Wasser Pain Management Centre Headache Clinic is in Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. The Centre is a headache clinic in Toronto and is affiliated with the Neurology Division and the Center for the Study of Pain at the University of Toronto. There are 3 neurologists involved in the diagnosis, investigation and management of headache disorders.

Headache Clinic
Wasser Pain Management Centre
11th floor, Room 1160
Mount Sinai Hospital
431-600 University Ave
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X5
416.586.5997 (tel)
416.586.5067 (fax)

Ralph Z. Kern MD MHSc FRCP(C)
Larry Picard MD FRCP(C)
Allan Gordon MD FRCP(C)

Dr. Ian Finklelstein , MD
Toronto Headache & Pain Clinic
801 York Mills Road, Suite 209
Toronto, Ontario M3B 1X7
Tel: 416.699.8843
Fax: 416.699-6094

Christine Lay, MD, FRCP
Board Certified in Neurology and Headache
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto
Director, Women's College Hospital Centre for Headache
76 Grenville Street
Suite E 571
Toronto, Ontario N5S 1B2
Tel: 416.323-6400 x 6136


Gary Shapero, M.D.
Markham Headache and Pain Treatment Centre
10 Unionville Gate, Suite #301 and #302
Unionville, Ontario L3R 0W7
Tel: 905.475.9700
Fax: 905.475.4270