Dr Emma Chojnowska

Consultant in Pain Management and Anaesthetics

MB BChir, MA, FRCA,FFFPMRCA


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I have treated patients with chronic pain for over 20 years focusing on a holistic approach and helping patients to make the best choice of many treatment options. 

After gaining a medical degree in Cambridge I have trained as a specialist followed by further training in Pain Medicine in Auckland, New Zealand and a Pain Medicine Fellowship in Bristol. I was first appointed as a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine in 2000. 

 My interests include 

  • Reducing patient reliance on medication.
  • Discussion of lifestyle factors which can be causing or contributing to pain.
  • Facet joint injections and Radiofrequency treatments for neck and back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Painful scars
  • Abdominal wall pain 
  • Occipital neuralgia
  • CRPS

I am a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine. I have presented research on lumbar facet joint injections at the British Pain Society and I continue to investigate long term patient outcomes following injection treatments. I have an interest in teaching as an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School and co-directs Royal College of Surgeons Trauma courses.  

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Emma Chojnowska at Spire include:

Pain management

Other treatments

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Facet joint injections for back pain 
  • Holistic treatment and medication reduction
  • Musculoskeletal chronic pain
  • Nerve root injections for sciatica
  • Pain following surgery including scar pain 
  • Postoperative scar pain
  • Radiofrequency treatments

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Additional information

Pain management

Holistic treatment and medication reduction, back pain and sciatica, spinal pain, whiplash, tendon pain, pain following surgery including scar pain, complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Founding Fellow Faculty of Pain Medicine of Royal College of Anaesthetists

British Pain Society

Association of Anaesthetists

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust

I live in Sussex. Enjoy travelling, squash and sports with my family.