Dr. John Culclasure


Dr. Culclasure is a native of St. Matthews, SC, and the father of three. He received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston) and completed his residency training in Anesthesiology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He was chosen as the outstanding resident in anesthesiology at Walter Reed in 1989. Dr. Culclasure is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology.


Dr. Culclasure offers minimally-invasive diagnostic and treatment options for patients suffering from spinal pain and other painful chronic conditions. These include:


  • Vertebral augmentation (kyphoplasty) for vertebral compression fractures

  • Spinal cord stimulation

  • Provocative discography (discogram) in the neck, mid and low back

  • Diagnostic facet joint blocks and facet denervation procedures

  • Sacroiliac joint injections

  • Epidural steroid injections in the neck, mid and low back


Anesthesiology: Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Undergraduate School: Wofford College, Bachelor of Science in Biology




Robert A. Dripps Memorial Award+ (annual award to outstanding resident inanesthesiology), Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1990


Phi Beta Kappa, Wofford College, 1979

Two Year ROTC Academic Scholarship, Wofford College, 1977 – 1979



Board of Medical Examiners of the State of TennesseeAmerican Board of AnesthesiologyAmerican Board of Anesthesiology for subspecialty certification in Pain Management

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