Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthetics

Dr Aturia adopts a multidisciplinary approach, drawing up a comprehensive pain management plan and delivering a high-quality service. The individualised treatment entails medication advice and rationalisation and specifically targeted pain procedures.

Dr Aturia performs a wide range of advanced pain interventions and techniques which serve a diagnostic and therapeutic purpose. Performed with fluoroscopy and ultrasound guidance in a theatre environment, it provides a window of pain relief enabling one to start or resume and maintain physiotherapy, an exercise regime, activity, or sport. They include:

  • Radiofrequency neurotomy for spinal facet and sacroiliac joint pain
  • Spine medial branch blocks for facet injections
  • Sacro-iliac injections
  • Greater Occipital Nerve blocks and pulsed radiofrequency
  • Sympathetic, peripheral and nerve root blocks
  • Pulsed radiofrequency of dorsal root and sympathetic ganglia, nerves and scars
  • Trigger point, scar tissue and sacro-coccygeal injections
  • Epidural and transforaminal injections
  • Capsaicin 8% treatment
  • Pain modulating drug infusions



Dr Aturia graduated in 1996, before going on to higher specialist training in the Oxford School of Anaesthesia where she obtained her FRCA and FFPMRCA. She undertook a one-year Pain Fellowship at The Royal Brisbane Hospital, Queensland, Australia.

The Cardiff University Bond Solon (CUBS) Expert Witness Civil Certificate, Cardiff 2023
Fellowship of Faculty of Pain Medicine, The Royal College of Anaesthetists, London 2008
Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Anaesthesia, ICM and Pain, London 2008
Faculty of Pain Medicine Final Exam, ANZCA, Australia 2007
FRCA, Royal College of Anaesthetists, London 2002
Post-Graduate Diploma in Anaesthetics, Kampala, Uganda 1997
MBChB, Kampala, Uganda 1995

Medicolegal Expert

Dr Aturia is university certified and holds The Cardiff University Bond Solon (CUBS) Expert Witness Civil Certificate (2023)

She provides reports and offers an individualised and tailored plan for medicolegal patients requiring pain management.

To complete The Cardiff University Bond Solon (CUBS) Civil, Expert Witness Certificate Dr Aturia has undergone the following Bond Solon expert witness training courses:

  • Civil Law and Procedure
  • Excellence in Report Writing
  • Courtroom Skills
  • Cross-Examination Day