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Dr. Francisco Alencar jr

Pain Management
MILWAUKEE, WI
20 years experience male

Locations

In transition - Marquette University School of Dentistry (last one)

About

Bio

DDS,MS,MS, PhD with clinical, teaching and research experience in the Chronic Pain field, specifically TMD, Myofascial Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Chronic Headaches, Atypical Facial Pain and associated Sleep Disorders.Focus on conservative management and the use of non opioid medications.

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Pain Management

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

22 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
20 years experience
No, depends: There are preventive and abortive medications. Several different kinds in each category. Best solution is to talk to your doctor and come up either wi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
20 years experience
Depends: When you bite in one side only, for example right side, you will alleviate the pressure inside the right TMJ and increase the pressure on the left tmj... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
20 years experience
Parafunction: Most of the time oral parafunctions such as sleep bruxism and daytime clenching are the major causes for the TMJ pain. Changing the occlusion or bite ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
20 years experience
Depends: A pinched nerve has an etiologic factor, a reason. It could be trauma or bad posture or even muscle contraction. If the etiologic factor is controlled... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
20 years experience
Maybe: It can make patients constipated in 1 to 10% of the cases but usually when it is used in IV form, not orally.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
20 years experience
Conservative: Conservative therapies are preferred over invasive ones such as surgery and occlusal adjustments.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
20 years experience
Yes: Most of the times poor sleep postures are also associated with daytime poor postures. This creates fatigue and overload in some muscles leading to pai... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
20 years experience
Maybe: Tmj pain when related to an inflammation in the joint is usually exacerbated by heat and alleviated by cold. However if you have a neuromuscular disor... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
20 years experience
Confusion: There is no sternocleido musclevsyndrome. It is probably myofascial pain disorder or myofascial pain syndrome which in fact is a sub division of tempo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
20 years experience
Myofascial pain: You might have a neuromuscular trigger point (myofascial pain) that when activated (muscle used) cause pain in the area and also at a distance. Someti... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
20 years experience
Pain prior : It is common to have post surgical pain and it will depend on how traumatic the surgery was. However headaches are usually related to myofascial pain ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
20 years experience
Comprehensive treat: If you have fibromyalgia you probably have also a sleep disorder, meaning most of the days you wake up feeling tired. A sleep disorder can affect your... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
20 years experience
Wisdom: Wisdom teeth do not have to be extracted if there is enough space for them in your mouth.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
20 years experience
Celebrex (celecoxib): Because the chances to develop gastric discomfort/pain with Celebrex (celecoxib) is much lower and also because you can take it once or twice a day on... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
20 years experience
You may but...: It is going to be hard to use it only on tendons. Tens unit can be used in pain inputs, and this can be related to muscle, fascia or tendon pain. But ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
20 years experience
Depends: If it is a new onset headache you should have an MRI to rule out any brain cause for the headache. If it is a chronic headache, meaning you have heada... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
20 years experience
Chronic: Chronic headaches might be related to myofascial pain and TMJ syndrome.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
20 years experience
Soft appliance: I agree with the 2 other doctors and would add that due to the fact that these appliances need to be soft to be self adjustable, is a problem. Researc... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
20 years experience
Yes: However there are more especific medications for migraine, such as the triptans (sumax) that are more effective.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
20 years experience
Yes and maybe: Central sensitization can be reversed most of the times. Sometimes depending on the patient and pain duration, it can create a nerve pain named neurop... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
20 years experience
Muscle relaxant: For muscle pain you can use Ibuprofen 400mg or even a central action muscle relaxant, such as Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) or cyclobenzaprine. This ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Alencar jr
20 years experience
Autonomic system: You should have it checked to be in the safe side, such as having a physical and mri. However, this can be sign of overstimulation of your brain by p... Read More

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Mar 20, 2015
Great doc.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Alencar jr is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Alencar jr is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for expertise. I am 44 and have IBS GERD anxiety &sleeping
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry, TMD and Chronic Orofacial Pain, Graduate School
Graduated 2002MD

Awards

Top Pain Management Specialist , First Place, Wisconsin - Summer
2013

Publications

Botulinum Toxin, Lidocaine, and Dry-Needling Injections in Patients with Myofascial Pain and Headaches
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