Personalized Care for Every Family Member

Personalized Care for Every Family Member

Experience the Healing Effects of Expert Chiropractic Treatment

Step into a world of holistic healing at Complete Wellness Chiropractic, where Dr. Angie Monthei-Meylor, Dr. Allison Carlson and their dedicated team invite you to experience the profound benefits of expert chiropractic treatment. Nestled in the Historic Valley Junction of West Des Moines, Iowa, our practice is more than just a place for spinal adjustments; it’s a sanctuary for comprehensive wellness.

With years of experience and a deep commitment to patient care, Dr. Monthei-Meylor & Dr. Carlson combines their expertise in chiropractic techniques with a compassionate approach, ensuring each individual receives personalized attention and tailored treatment plans.

Whether you’re seeking relief from chronic pain, recovering from an injury, or simply striving for optimal health, we are here to guide you and your family on a journey to well-being.

At Complete Wellness Chiropractic, we believe in addressing the root cause of health issues to promote long-term healing and vitality. Discover the transformative power of chiropractic care and embark on a path to renewed health and vitality with us.

Where Can We Provide Relief?

We treat ailments all around the body.

  • Vertigo/dizziness

  • Sinus problems

  • Insomnia

  • Fatigue

  • Irritability

  • Ear Infections

  • Forward Head Posture

  • TMJ

Lower Extremities
  • Radiating pain into legs/feet

  • Knee Pain/ stiffness

  • Numbness into legs/feet

  • Heel spurs/ plantar fasciitis

  • Pain/ Stiffness in Hip and Groin

  • Abnormal Gait/ uneven hips

Lower Back
  • Low Back Pain

  • Failed back surgery

  • Herniated Bulging disc

  • Hip and Groin pain

  • Sciatica

  • Loss of movement/ flexibility

  • Lumbar stenosis

  • Degenerative disc disease

  • Menstrual difficulties

Upper Extremeties
  • Pain/ tightness/ limited motion in Shoulder

  • Pain in Elbow/ limited motion

  • Radiating arm pain

  • Numbness/tingling into hands and fingers

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Arthritis

  • Stiffness/loss of mobility

  • Neck Injuries

  • Herniated/Bulging disc

  • Deteriorating Posture

  • Degenerative Disc Disease

Upper Back
  • Pain between shoulder blades

  • Asthma

  • Chronic bronchial and lung infections

  • Slumping Posture

  • Scoliosis

  • Digestive problems/ reflux

Full Body Healing:
The Zone Technique

Dr. Angie Monthei-Meylor is Mastermind Certified & Dr. Allison is Certified in the Zone Technique. This technique adresses the imbalances in zones within the body that corresponds to specific systems and organs.

Benefits of the zone technique include:

Improved Nervous System Function

Promotion of Overall Wellness

Enhanced Organ Function

Personalized Approach

Reduced Pain and Discomfort

Stress Reduction and Relaxation

Chiropractic for

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can provide relief from common discomforts such as back pain and pelvic instability, while also promoting optimal pelvic alignment and nervous system function to support a healthier pregnancy and smoother delivery.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care during Pregnancy Includes:

Relief from Pregnancy-Related Discomfort

Support for Overall Well-Being

Enhanced Nervous System Function

Reduced Labor and Delivery Time

Improved Pelvic Alignment

Prevention of Breech Presentation
Using The Webster Technique

Meet Your Doctors

Dr. Angie Monthei-Meylor

Dr. Allison Carlson

What Our Patients Say


Wow! I couldn’t be more impressed with this team, the clinic, and Dr. Angie. I feel so welcome when I arrive. The appointments are efficient. And I feel great! I love everything about Complete Wellness and know I’m on the path, with my people, toward feeling amazing for years to come. I highly recommend this practice and am grateful to Laura, Edwin, Christy, and Angela for being so helpful, professional, and kind. The app for scheduling and communicating is also super easy to use.

– Daphne Paulsen


Dr. Angie & the staff are all wonderful! They are very accommodating and so friendly. Dr. Angie Pinpoint the problem easily, and fixes the problem in one or just a few visits. You never feel pressured to make additional appointments, but rather allows you to have a say in your care plan. Dr. Angie is the best!

– Tammy Alverado


I finally found an amazing chiropractor in Des Moines! Dr Angie had me feeling better from my first visit. The Genesis machine is also amazing! The staff was so welcoming and professional. I love that I can make appointments on the app also. All around wonderful experience, would highly recommend!

– Lisa Delaney


I’ve been going to Dr. Angie for 10 years-she is amazing. She listens to my concerns and has always provided excellent care and support. She is equally amazing with kids!

– Heidi Peter


Frequently Asked Questions

We pride ourselves on providing information to our patients. Please contact us with any other questions you may have.

Is Chiropractic Treatment Safe?

Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects.

The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current literature shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours.

Imbalances in the vertebrae of the neck, which may be associated with neck pain, some types of headaches and other symptoms described in our website, often involves realignment of these misaligned vertebrae. Gentle mobilization of the bones of the neck, often called a neck adjustment, works to improve the joint mobility of the neck, restoring range of motion and reducing muscle spasm and irritation to nerves. This helps to relieve pressure and tension in the neck area.

Neck mobilization is a remarkably safe procedure. While some reports have associated high-velocity neck manipulation with a certain kind of stroke, or vertebral artery dissection, there is no clear understanding of any such connection. The occurrence of such is extremely rare: 1 in 5.85 million manipulations based on the clinical reports and scientific studies to date. While being evaluated by us for upper-neck pain or headache, be very specific about your symptoms. This will help us offer the safest and most effective care including if necessary, referral to another health care provider.

It is important for patients to understand the risks associated with some of the most common treatments for musculoskeletal pain — prescription and over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) — as these treatments may carry risks significantly greater than those of chiropractic manipulation. According to a study from the American Journal of Gastroenterology, approximately one-third of all hospitalizations and deaths related to gastrointestinal bleeding can be attributed to the use of aspirin or NSAID painkillers like ibuprofen.

Is Chiropractic Treatment Appropriate for Children?

Yes, children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.

Infants can get adjusted as early as the day they were conceived. The birthing process can cause major strain on the delicate and developing nervous system, especially the cervical spine (neck).

Dr. Angie Monthei has started her pediatric diploma through the ICPA.

Is it Okay to See a Chiropractor if I'm Pregnant?

Anytime is a good time for a better functioning nerve system. Pregnant mothers find that chiropractic adjustments improve their pregnancy and make delivery easier for themselves and their baby. Adjusting methods are always adapted to a patient’s size, weight, age, and condition of health.

Dr. Angie is Webster technique certified and adjusts pregnant mothers on a specialized pregnancy pillow and table that allows a comfortable and safe placement of the growing belly.

Chiropractic care has also helped in cases of babies who are in a breech position. The ligaments of the uterus are connected to the pelvic bones. Working with the ligaments of the uterus and maintaining proper position of the pelvic bones though out pregnancy will help the uterus and baby maintain its proper position, and provide more comfort for the mother throughout her pregnancy.

What is the Webster Technique?

The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment which reduces nerve system stress, and improves pelvic biomechanical function.  Its purpose is to detect and correct sacroiliac joint dysfunction.  The Webster technique is commonly used throughout pregnancy as a specific sacral analysis and adjustment that corrects the effects of neuro-muscular imbalance in the pelvis.  Adjusting the sacrum via Webster analysis and working with specific ligaments throughout pregnancy will minimize aberrant uterine tension, fetal constraint and possible malposition at the time of delivery. Throughout pregnancy it is very helpful and important to have the Webster technique performed, especially if your baby is in any breeched or malposition.

Does Chiropractic Care Require a Referral from a Medical Physician?

No, a patient does not need referral by an MD before visiting a doctor of chiropractic. Chiropractors are first contact physicians, and are so defined in federal and state regulations. Following a consultation and examination, the doctor of chiropractic will arrive at a diagnosis and make a determination as to whether or not referrals to any other care providers are necessary.

What Type of Education and Training do Chiropractors Have?

Chiropractors are educated as primary contact health care practitioners, with an emphasis on musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment. Educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions. The typical applicant at a chiropractic college has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology and related lab work. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the requirements become even more demanding four to five academic years of professional study are the standard. Because of the hands-on nature of chiropractic, and the intricate adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical training.

In total, the chiropractic curriculum includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. The course of study is approved by an accrediting agency that is fully recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Is Chiropractic Treatment Ongoing?

The hands-on nature of the chiropractic treatment is essentially what requires patients to visit the chiropractor a number of times. To be treated by a chiropractor, a patient needs to be in his or her office. In contrast, a course of treatment from medical doctors often involves a pre-established plan that is conducted at home (i.e. taking a course of antibiotics once a day for a couple of weeks). Making permanent positive structural changes of ones spine requires force over time, similar to braces on a child’s teeth or lifting weights at the gym.

To institute a spinal correction, a patient needs to be in our office more frequently at the beginning of the care.A chiropractor may provide acute, chronic, and/or preventive care thus making a certain number of visits sometimes necessary. We specialize in creating a personalized home care program to make the necessary postural and spinal corrections. We will let you know out the outset, exactly what type of time commitment you can expect. Our practice philosophy is to empower you to fix your own spine and not become dependent on us.