John Clavet, MD

Pranitha R. Nallu, MD

Wilson A. Van Dam, MD

About Our Team

Our interventional medicine providers at Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center are experts in the non-operative management of spinal disorders. Working in conjunction with physical therapists, we coordinate patient-centered therapy programs as well as provide diagnostic support in the form of EMGs and nerve conduction studies. We also perform more than 3,600 outpatient interventional procedures such as epidural steroid injections, facet injections and medial branch blocks per year.

Each of our patients undergo a thorough evaluation and work with our specialists to develop a unique, patient-centered and comprehensive treatment plan. We collaborate with each patient to determine the most appropriate treatment option.

Common interventional medicine conditions and treatments:

  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Interventional spinal procedures
  • Electrodiagnostic testing of peripheral nerve disorders
  • Adult spine care
    • Arthritis
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Musculoskeletal injuries (pain of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and bones)
    • Osteoporosis
    • Spine pain (low back pain, neck pain)
    • Work-related injuries
  • Cervical spine care
    • Cervical radiculopathy
    • Cervical arthritis
    • Herniated disc
    • Spinal stenosis
  • Lumbar spine care
    • Degenerative disc disease
    • Herniated disc (ruptured or slipped disc)
    • Low back pain
    • Sciatica trigger point
  • Bursa and hip injections
  • Occipital nerve blocks
  • Cervical and lumbar epidural injections
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Discograms and other interventional spine, neck and hip procedures
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Prolotherapy
  • Osteoporosis

About Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group

We are proud to be part of the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, which includes caring, compassionate health care professionals who are highly trained to meet your medical needs in Columbia, Lexington and across the greater Midlands region of South Carolina.

Providing excellent medical care in comfortable office environments, our network team of physicians, advanced care providers, nurses and staff is prepared to answer any questions you have. We provide comprehensive medical care for short-term needs like annual physicals as well as ongoing management of chronic diseases. Prevention is a big part of your overall care plan. Should additional, focused medical treatment ever be needed, our doctors will refer you to a specialist and stay involved in your care. Only at Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will you find the extensive level of expertise available from a wide variety of specialists.