Dr Emma Chojnowska


Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthetics
Pain management

Clinical interests

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

Current Posts

Consultant Anaesthetist and Pain Specialist, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust

Current memberships

  • Founding Fellow Faculty of Pain Medicine of Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • British Pain Society
  • Association of Anaesthetists
  • Medical Protection Society

Professional Profile

Emma Chojnowska has treated patients with chronic pain for over 20 years focussing on a holistic approach and helping patients to make the best choice of many treatment options. 

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

Her 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

She is a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine. She has presented research on lumbar facet joint injections at the British Pain Society and continues to investigate long term patient outcomes following injection treatments. She has 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.  

Personal Profile

Emma lives in Sussex. She enjoys travel, squash and sports with her family.

Financial Interests/Shares

Dr Emma Chojnowska holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc.

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