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Chiropractor in Albany, CA

Charlie Prins, D.C.

Charlie Prins, D.C. photo
Wellness...Naturally!
At birth we are born perfect, that is all muscles are completely balanced, all nerves are normal, and all organs and tissues function at 100 %. As a result of this, we also have perfect posture with level hips, shoulders, and a level head. This is present until we are subject to some type of stress beyond what our body can adapt to.

It is important to mention that for each muscle pulling in one direction in our body, there is a muscle on the other side pulling exactly the opposite way. In other words, all muscles are counter-balanced. If one muscle pulls with 90 pounds of pressure, then the muscle that opposes it also must pull with 90 pounds of pressure. As long as all muscles are balanced, we have good posture and our spine is held erect in its normal position. However, if a muscle becomes blocked today, say perhaps in the lower part of your spine, you will not feel any symptoms. But now, the muscle that normally balances the blocked muscle will begin to pull harder until one day it will be under such severe stress that it will pull a part of the spine that it attaches to out of place. When the vertebrae go out of place, the nerve gets irritated. Now there develops a loss of function in the tissues that the irritated nerve supplies and the body resistance is lowered and disease can occur.
Now, muscles get blocked and turned off for many reasons. It can be due to the cranial stress centers on the skull being turned off. It can be due to cranial bones being jammed, vertebrae out of place, and even bones jammed in our feet. All of the different testing that Dr. Prins does is to find what is turning the muscles and systems off and correct it. As the muscles are turned on again, the spine is balanced and posture returns to normal.

The treatment of Dr. Prins actually consists of the following:

1. Adjusting the misaligned vertebrae back into place that were pulled out by the muscle imbalance.

2. The ligaments that help hold the vertebrae in place must return to normal, and regain their holding power.

3. Many different tests all over the body, especially the head, must be performed, in order to turn all
systems--muscles, tendons, joints,ligaments and fascia--back on.

4. Myofascial, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point and Sports Massage is offered and is an integral partner in helping
bodies recover from injury and painful conditions.
Bio
As an Albany chiropractor I am interested not only in the relief of pain but also in wellness for my patients. Wellness is not simply the absence of disease. Being well is a combination of many things; having one’s body functioning at an optimal level, having others to share life’s experiences with, having an immune system that does not need lots of drugs to keep it in balance. Waking up and looking forward to your day should be a normal, regular occurrence! Not wondering if you should have surgery or if you can get through the day without a pill.
Practice Areas
 Chiropractic  Headache  Pinched Nerves
 Accidents and Injuries  Hip Pain  Posture / Balance Problems
 Acute and Chronic Pain  Jaw Pain / TMJ Disorders  Repetitive Stress Injuries
 Arthritis  Joint Pain  Scoliosis
 Back Pain  Knee Pain  Shoulder / Arm / Elbow Pain
 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome  Neck Pain / Whiplash  Spinal Decompression
 Disc Herniation  Massage Therapy  Sports Injuries
 Fibromyalgia  Nerve Pain / Sciatica  Upper Cervical Chiropractic
 Foot and Ankle Injuries  Numbness / Tingling in Arms or Feet
Certifications
 Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)  Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP)
Education/Training
BA, Rutgers University, Doctorate of Chiropractic-Life Chiropractic College-West
Memberships
American Chiropractic Association, International College of Applied Kinesiology, California Chiropractic Association
Other Languages
Dutch, Spanish
Payments Accepted
cash, check, credit cards
Hours:9 am to 6 pm M. W, F
Cost/Session:$85 for adults, discounts for kids & Srs.
License:17808 California