Chronic Pain Specialist


Mauricio Garcia Jacques, MD

Interventional Pain Management & Integrative Physical Medicine located in Houston, TX

With chronic pain, constant discomfort pervades your life from day to day, often to the point of inhibiting your movement. At iACHE’s three Houston locations, the team helps you find a treatment approach that works to help reduce your pain and restore your mobility. To book your appointment with Garcia Jacques Mauricio, MD, and his team, call the EMG Center, Galleria, or North Houston location or schedule online today.

Chronic Pain Q&A

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is any type of pain that lasts for 12 weeks or longer, despite any efforts you make to treat it. It varies in the sensations that it causes, ranging from dull to severe and intermittent to steady and relentless. If you have chronic pain, your flexibility and strength may suffer as a result.

Generally, pain is vital for helping your body identify issues that need to be resolved. As your injury or illness heals, the pain usually goes away. If you have chronic pain, the affected area continues sending pain signals to your brain even after it heals, for months or even years.

At iACHE, the team assesses cases of chronic pain stemming from a wide variety of conditions, injuries, and other causes. They help you manage your chronic pain so you can get back to living a somewhat normal life. Not all chronic pain eventually goes away with time, but some may leave permanently with the right treatment.

What causes chronic pain?

Chronic pain has near-limitless causes. The chronic pain that you feel might stem from:

  • A past surgery
  • An injury
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Nerve damage
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome

Often, chronic pain is linked to nerve damage. Some chronic pain arises without an identifiable cause. This doesn’t change the fact that it can debilitate you and prevent you from functioning as you normally would.

How can I learn to live with chronic pain?

Chronic pain isn’t always simple to treat. You may need to try several medications and treatment approaches before finding a strategy that works for you. Even if your pain never entirely goes away, the main goal of your treatment is to alleviate your pain while boosting your mobility. 

Your plan might involve:

  • Pain-relief medications
  • Antidepressants
  • Psychotherapy
  • Surgery

One compelling treatment option for chronic pain provided by the team at iACHE is low-dose subanesthetic ketamine infusions. With just one comfortable, supervised infusion session, you may see a reduction in your chronic pain for months. Ketamine also helps you combat depression and other mood complications that often arise from living with chronic pain.

Living with chronic pain isn’t simple, but it doesn’t have to take over your life. For help managing chronic pain, call your nearest iACHE location or book an appointment online today.