Articles Written By: Angelika Byczkowski

This author has written 16 articles
Impossible Pain

Impossible Pain

By Angelika Byczkowski. I had my first outpatient surgical procedure when I was still in high school and needed a plantar wart removed from the…
Pain Catastrophizing

Pain Catastrophizing

By Angelika Byczkowski. When does normal concern about relentless pain become excessive and catastrophizing? Who has the power to make this decision? I'm exasperated and…
Government Data Versus Government Policy

Government Data Versus Government Policy

By Angelika Byczkowski. It's truly astonishing how our schizophrenic government can straddle two utterly incompatible versions of reality. On the one hand, the government collects…
My Story: Pushed Beyond Hope

My Story: Pushed Beyond Hope

By Angelika Byczkowski. Over the last few years, the accumulation of forces against opioid prescribing has pushed me over an edge, pushed me past my…
Afraid to be Rescued

Afraid to be Rescued

by Angelika Byczkowski One afternoon in summer while riding my bicycle along a fire road in our local forest, I crashed hard. I dislocated my…
Opioids Blamed for Consequences of Chronic Pain

Opioids Blamed for Consequences of Chronic Pain

By Angelika Byczkowski I've noticed a trend in the proliferating numbers of studies ostensibly investigating the damaging effects of opioid therapy: whatever the negative outcome,…
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