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Dr. Matthew Kozminski

Neurology
Butler, PA
18 years experience male

Locations

Butler Health System Neurology

Butler, PA

Address

480, E Jefferson St, Butler, PA
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About

Bio

I am a board certified neurologist with expertise and additional certification in headache medicine.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Neurology

Licenses

United States: Pennsylvania, Texas

Doctor Q&A

513 Answers
162 Agrees
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Depends?: If the herniated disc is resulting in signficant foraminal stenosis (pinching nerve roots) then yes, that is normal. Please follow up with your docto... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Visual: Start out with double vision, droopy eyelids, and may just feel weak. A good evaluation from a neurologist is starting point if this is your concern.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
No expert here: But i'll tell you what i now since I do sometimes have women on medications that can lead to hair thinning. Selenium and folate (folic acid) are good... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Get checked out: If you have never had migraines before and now suddenly have them, see a doctor immediately, something more serious than migraines may be going on. I... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Numerous: Migraine or glaucoma come to mind for me. Migraines are benign, but glaucoma can be serious and you can go blind. I'd see an eye physician soon!
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
See a doctor: as I always say to others, any type of headache can be benign, but there are serious causes to consider as well and these must always be ruled out.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Can do better: You can do better than benadryl (diphenhydramine). First off, make sure it is dystonia. I'd highly recommend seeing a neurologist that has special i... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Maybe?: May be an upper neck issue? C2-c4 levels. But let your doctor know this and ask which test are necessary.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Welcome to aging you: May notice that as you get older, it will be harder and harder to shed pounds. I always recommend that individuals by a pocket book that maps out cal... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Bells palsy: Might be bells palsy, which is benign; however, i'd talk to your doctor asap to make sure that it is not something more concerning. If your face sudd... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Starting out: There are numerous reasons as to why this can happen to a person. Discuss this with your regular doctor, cardiac testing such as holter monitor (watc... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Don't panic yet: Mri of the brain is a good start, sometimes a lumbar puncture is needed as well. These are good starting points. There are now strict diagnostic cri... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel can be a common cause for your symptoms. Nerve conduction studies can help determine if this is your problem.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Endocrine: May be an endocrine issue: thyroid problem, pituitary tumor, polycystic ovarian syndrome etc. Ask your doctor to run a few blood tests to help figur... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
This may be: Sleep paralysis, which is a result of dysregulated rem sleep. Can be linked to other sleep disorders such as narcolepsy or sleep apnea. Can occur in... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
No worries just yet: Sometimes whenever we are subjected to strong emotional events, strange things can happen.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Many things: A neuropsychologist really scrub the brain, hours of cognitive testing. Helps localize which parts of the brain are contributing to disorders of cogn... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
It may be related to: Anxiety or depression. People tend to disregard what a profound effect those conditions can have. But there are numerous factors to consider otherwi... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Symptoms?: Are you have any serious symptoms? Severe headache, vision changes, numbness/tingling etc. If so, get checked out.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
May be restless leg: Syndrome. Check with your doctor, there are other benign reason why this may happen as well, but your doctor can check a few simple lab tests.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Nerves: May be carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel. These are conditions where major nerves in your arm become "compressed" during sleep. A nerve conduction stu... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Carpal tunnel??: Carpal tunnel may cause similar symptoms. Nerve conduction study can help verify or deny its presence.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
One may lead: To another. Severe shortness of breath, if you are hyperventilating, can also lead to tingling in the face and hands. The question is, why are you s... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Speech Therapy: A formal swallowing evaluation can be done. This will determine what, if any, foods he can eat (e.g. Pureed, mechanical soft, thickened liquids, etc)... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Recovery depends: On what exactly happened? Recovery after a brain injury takes time and will not happen overnight. In the meantime, good rehabilitative services can ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Gout: Depending on what you eat, gout may be the cause.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Depends: Depends on where the cut was? I have seen a handful of individuals have nerve grafting surgeries. Results varied and for those the completely failed... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Talk with doctor: May be medication related? Otherwise, fatigue is not uncommon in ms. Talk to your doctor to see if anything can be done to help.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Screenings: These screening tests are tools to help identify problems. Talk to your personal doctor about your score and address your concerns. Ask what treatme... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Evaluation: If there is anything structural in your back that is "pinching" nerve roots, this may be the cause of your problem. I would not hesitate in seeing yo... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Call doctor: There is a such a thing as neuroleptic malignant syndrome where patients can 'get stiff' from these medications. Muscle stiffness is the least of you... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Anything: Could be as simple as migraine or something more serious. There are disorders called trigeminal autonomic cephalgias that are different from migraine... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Not yet: Only one way to know is to have a brain mri. But keep in mind that migraines themselves can cause a variety of symptoms. If you are concerned, or if... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Maybe?: Headache can be a side effect of many medications. Please let the doctor that prescribed the medication know your concern. If there are any problems... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Not that I am aware: Of at this time. Unfortunately, this is a genetic condition. I'd highly consider genetic counseling before family planning.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Maybe: The general rule of thumb, if you have new headaches, they are serious until proven otherwise. See a doctor soon and address your concerns.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Can't answer: That question unless i know what your doctors have already looked for? Bear in mind that there are hundred of causes for neuropathy, in just over 30%... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
ACne?: I have not heard of acne, but yes, skin rashes can develop whenever starting up lamotrigine. I'd make sure that your rash is just acne and not someth... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
There are some: medications that can reduce nightmares, but I'd also talk to your doctor about helping you determine if there is a cause for these? Are they more tha... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Depends: Is this a new or different headache? Are they are concerning symptoms other than headache that are not typical such as vision loss, sensory changes, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
It depends on what: you mean by "helping". Most doctors do not know much about reflexology and I am one of those docs, so I cannot tell you. All I can tell you is that ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Depends: Headache can be that one symptoms of concussion that lingers. Can be months to years and is case by case basis. If this is a problem, please see a c... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
No and No: Without going in to a large biochemistry or pharmacology lecture, lyrica and other antiepileptics turn down the function of nerves. The idea is to tu... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
There are: Entire websites out there were individuals share their stories as to symptoms they have experienced with spice. It is some really bad stuff, so i wou... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Not just yet: You have two very good reasons for your symptoms, sjogrens, and low b12.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
I am not ortho spec: But I do suffer from the condition myself. Swimming is great! the patella tracks abnormally, which leads to your pain. Wearing a knee back that for... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Not necessarily: But you should be evaluated by a physician to make sure that is not the case. There are a number of reasons for chronic headache and full thorough ev... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Realistic goals: Pain is part of life and you first have to accept that you will not be 100% pain free. Physical therapy, proper exercises, antiinflammatories, all co... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Ignore: Do take your medications do sleep well at night, eat regularly do not drive if uncontrolled.
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A female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 18 years experience
Yes but: Yes,you can take analgesics with triptans BUT be warned that if you take the triptans frequently, more than 10 days per month, you will be perpetuatin... Read More
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Testimonials
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Jan 2, 2014
Thank you for helping both patients and doctors with difficult medical questions and bringing your experience and expertise to us!
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Dec 29, 2017
Great to have such an expert professional who is very knowlegable and explains things cleary and is an asset to Healthtap Great all round for Doctors and patients.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kozminski is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you I have had a C.A.T scan done before and they didn't find anything I was diagnosed with Mono and I got over that long ago and I still get these pretty bad Than...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

Madigan Healthcare System

Awards

Army Commendation Medal x 3
Top Neurologist , Second Place, Texas - Summer
2014
Top Neurologist, First Place, Texas - Spring
2014

Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
American Headache Society
Member Neuroscience Education Institute

Publications

Combat-related posttraumatic headache: diagnosis, mechanisms of injury, and challenges to treatment.
Miller Fisher variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome: a report of case.
Friedrich's Ataxia
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