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Pain Relief Naturally, Through Chiropractic

Welcome to Skywalk Chiropractic, Your Downtown Des Moines Chiropractor

We have proudly provided chiropractic care in downtown Des Moines for more than 30 years. With a focus on treating the entire body, we can improve mechanical function and help you maintain a healthier lifestyle, NATURALLY.

We are located in downtown Des Moines on the skywalk level of The Plaza at 3rd and Walnut St. between the Kirkwood Apartments and the Federal Building.

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Spinal Manipulation / Adjustments

Neck Pain 



Mid Back and Rib Pain

Lower Back Pain

Extremity Joint Pain


Counseling & Therapy

Exercise Counseling

Nutrition Counseling

Lifestyle Modification Counseling

Soft Tissue Manual Therapy

Diagnostic Imaging Services


Techniques Used

Manual Adjustment

Activator Adjustment

Drop Table Technique

Myofascial Release


Why Choose Chiropractic

Chiropractic care is a natural and effective way to improve your health and well-being. Chiropractic care can help you with a variety of conditions, such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, arthritis, sciatica, and more. Here are some of the benefits of chiropractic care that you may not know about:


    Boost Your
    Immune System

    Your immune system is responsible for fighting off infections and diseases. When your spine is misaligned, it can interfere with the communication between your nervous system and your immune system. A chiropractic adjustment can restore the proper alignment of your spine and enhance the function of your immune system.

    Improve Your

    Poor posture can lead to chronic pain, reduced mobility, and increased stress on your spine. A chiropractor can help you correct your posture by adjusting your spine and teaching you exercises and stretches to strengthen your core muscles. Improved posture may also improve your appearance, confidence, and mood.

    Prevent Some

    Many injuries are caused by overuse, repetitive stress, or poor alignment of your joints and muscles. A chiropractor can help you prevent injuries by improving your range of motion, flexibility, and balance. A chiropractor can also provide you with advice on proper ergonomics, nutrition, and lifestyle habits to keep you healthy and injury-free.


    Whether you are an athlete, a student, or a professional, chiropractic care can help you perform better in your chosen field. Chiropractic care can improve your mental clarity, concentration, memory, and creativity. It can also increase your energy, stamina, endurance, and recovery time. Chiropractic care can help you achieve your goals and reach your full potential.

    Lower Your
    Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. Studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments can lower blood pressure as effectively as medication. A chiropractor can target the nerves in your upper neck that regulate blood pressure and stimulate them to reduce tension and inflammation.
    If you are interested in experiencing the benefits of chiropractic care for yourself, contact us today to schedule an appointment. We are a small chiropractic practice that offers personalized and affordable care for our patients. We use the latest techniques and equipment to provide you with safe and effective treatment. We are committed to helping you improve your health and quality of life with chiropractic care.
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    Meet Dr. Michael Welch

    Dr. Michael D. Welch is a licensed chiropractor, with a degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. Since then he has been serving those who live and work in downtown Des Moines for more than 30 years.

    After graduating from chiropractic college, he continued his studies and completed advanced education requirements and successfully passed the written and oral advanced examinations, which certified him as a Diplomate in the specialty of Chiropractic Orthopedics (DABCO).

    He has an Advanced Certification in Whiplash Biomechanics and Spine and Brain Traumatology, with emphasis on Low Speed Rear Impact Collisions. His extensive knowledge in whiplash and concussions has qualified him as an expert witness in court for trauma cases.

    Learn more about the chiropractic care Dr. Welch provides.

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    I am amazed with the human body and how well it works when things are properly aligned and moving. Throughout my career as a chiropractor in Des Moines, I have come to realize the body is a great machine, and to think of myself as a mechanica biomechanic. I tune up these great machines, our bodies. If we keep the machine well-maintained and restore the motion to our joints, our body works better, lasts longer, and life is a lot more enjoyable.

    I am honored to assist people and help them appreciate how their body works, and share some of the things I have learned from practicing chiropractic care for more than 30 years. Each of us has had some traumas, whether micro traumatic or macro traumatic, in our past. These traumatic incidents alter the body mechanics, which must be addressed and corrected. Otherwise poor body mechanics from these traumas cause improper movement of our musculoskeletal system, which accelerates the wear and tear of the body, resulting in arthritic and degenerative changes and pain.

    When the body is properly aligned through chiropractic therapy, it will do amazing things. I realize being able to care for people and help them live a better life is a privilege, and chiropractic care does it, NATURALLY.

    Dr. Michael Welch
    Chiropractic Orthopedist, DABCO

    What Our Clients Say...

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    You will receive ample time through every step of the chiropractic care process. From the initial visit, where we discuss why you came into our office, to addressing your concerns and all throughout the time we are working together to increase your mobility and restore your health.

    Treating patients who work in office settings has taught me the importance of interrupting the cumulative effects of the sedentary posture. I provide chiropractic adjustments for patients with long standing problems and all types of injuries.

    The goal is to work together to address all of your issues that you are currently having and preventing new ones from starting. In addition to chiropractic therapy, we will also discuss nutrition, stretches, exercise, and other ways you can stay healthy, NATURALLY.

    Chiropractic care can help in numerous ways and let you live the life you want today, tomorrow, and in the years to come.

    Get and Stay Healthy Naturally, through Chiropractic

    Call Today for an Appointment!(515) 246-8621