Fibromyalgia Specialists in Orange County
If you are constantly waking up with soreness, achiness, stiffness, and fatique before you
even set foot on the ground, you might have fibromyalgia. Knight Physical Therapy
specializes in fibromyalgia management and treatment here in Orange County. We are
experienced in dealing with the problems and symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Our treament approach is different from other physical therapy clinics in Orange County in
that we use acupressure, deep tissue massage, and yoga stretching for pain relief. We
have found that this philosophy is much more effective than traditional physical therapy or
Give us a call today if you are suffering from fibromyalgia pain and you need immediate
pain relief in Orange County. Call today at 714-750-4097
Here is a more information on Fibromyalgia Pain
Fibromyalgia is a disorder classified by the presence of chronic widespread pain and
tactile allodynia. An example of tactile allodynia is when a person perceives light pressure
or the movement of clothes over the skin as painful, whereas a healthy individual will not
feel pain. Fibromyalgia patients are often affected by a number of symptoms other than
pain, including debilitating fatigue, abnormal sleep architecture meaning the brain does
not reach all the restorative levels of sleep necessary for overall health, functional bowel
disturbances and a variety of neuropsychiatric problems including cognitive dysfunction
which can mean short and/or long term memory problems, slowed information
processing ability, diminished attention span and anxiety and depressive symptoms.
While the criteria for such an entity have not yet been thoroughly developed, the recognition
that fibromyalgia involves more than just pain has led to the frequent use of the term
“fibromyalgia syndrome.” It is not contagious, and recent studies suggest that people with
fibromyalgia may be genetically predisposed. It affects more females than males, with a
ratio of 9:1 by American College of Rheumatology. Fibromyalgia is seen in about 2% of the
general population. It is most commonly diagnosed in individuals between the ages of 20
and 50, though onset can occur in childhood.
The disorder is not directly life-threatening. The degree of symptoms may vary greatly from
day to day with periods of flares (severe worsening of symptoms) or remission; however,
the disorder is generally perceived as non-progressive.
The validity of fibromyalgia as a unique clinical entity is a matter of some contention
among researchers in the field. For example, it has been proposed that the
pathophysiology responsible for the symptoms that are collectively classified as
representing "fibromyalgia" is poorly understood, thereby suggesting that the fibromyalgia
phenotype which is the difference between an individual’s heredity and what that heredity
produces, may result from several different disease processes that have global
hyperalgesia - an increased sensitivity to pain - and allodynia in common, an observation
that has led to the proposition that current diagnostic criteria are insufficient to differentiate
patient groups from each other. Alternatively, there is evidence for the existence of differing
pathophysiological - which is the study of the disturbance of normal mechanical, physical,
and biochemical functions of the body - within the greater fibromyalgia construct, which
may be interpreted to represent evidence for the existence of biologically distinct "sub-
types" of the disorder akin to conditions such as epilepsy, schizophrenia and major
In a January 14, 2008 article in the New York Times, the controversy of the reality of the
disease and its proposed cures are discussed, while citing that the American College of
Rheumatology, the Food and Drug Administration and insurers recognize fibromyalgia as
a diagnosable disease. Drug companies are aggressively pursuing fibromyalgia
treatments, seeing the potential for a major new market.
Dr. Cheng, Anaheim - Orange County
If you have fibromyalgia pain and you live in Orange County, please give us a call so we
can help you get rid of your pain. Knight Physical Therapy is in Orange County.
Our Garden Grove office is only minutes away from Orange, Santa Ana, Westminster,
Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Los Alamitos, Tustin, Irvine, and most of Central
We specialize in chronic and acute fibromyalgia pain.
Call today for an immediate appointment with one of our doctors.
Garden Grove 714-750-4097