Belltown Spine & Wellness to Move to a New Brand!

We are excited to announce that starting August 2, Belltown Spine & Wellness will be transitioning to Chiro One Wellness Centers.

While the name and look of our clinic will change, patients will experience the same great care, clinic staff, and insurance acceptance. We look forward to continuing to serve the Seattle community with excellent care!


  2609 5th Ave     |       (206) 441-7984    |      MON-WED: 10am - 1pm & 3pm -7pm | THURS: 1pm - 7pm | FRI: Closed


Belltown Spine & Wellness has helped thousands of people over the past 25 years regain their health and vitality in Seattle.

Seattle Chiropractor - Belltown Spine & Wellness


Belltown Spine & Wellness Services

Belltown Spine & Wellness is an integrated health and wellness center that has helped thousands of people regain their health and vitality in the greater Seattle area. Services are customized and targeted for each individual's health goals.  Dr. Scott Mindel, Seattle chiropractor and owner of Belltown Spine & Wellness, created the signature 4-step program that is specifically designed to help patients recover from chronic neck and back pain conditions along with using the latest rehabilitation techniques available today.

Corrective Chiropractic Care

Belltown Spine & Wellness practices the state-of-the-art Corrective Biophysics Technique using Mirror Image exercise, adjusting and postural traction to correct the spine, and posture deviations back towards normal alignment and balance. Founder, Dr. Scott Mindel's 4-step Method has helped his patients restore overall health for over two decades in Seattle.

Massage Therapy

Belltown Spine & Wellness offers different types of massage to best suit individual client needs and preferences, including deep tissue, Swedish, and Manual Ligament Therapy, sports massage, lymphatic drainage, Healing Touch, trigger point therapy, reflexology, craniosacral, intra-oral, and pre-natal massage.

Naturopathic Medicine & Acupuncture

Holistic medicine is a form of healing that considers the body, mind, spirit, and emotions in the quest for optimal health and wellness do one can achieve optimal health by gaining proper balance in life. Naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and chiropractors target the root cause of an issue as opposed to simply reducing or managing symptoms.

Our Seattle Chiropractors & Doctor

Dr. Scott Mindel

Dr. Scott Mindel

Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Gion Monn


Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Julie Sutton

Dr. Julie Sutton

Naturopathic Doctor / Licensed Acupuncturist

Fifty-seven million Americans suffer from low bone density or osteoporosis, a disease which causes bones to become so weak and brittle that even a minor fall or other stresses may cause

fractures. A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition in July examined the mechanism of the bone-protective properties of an unlikely source—California dried plums.

To further understand the mechanism by which dried plums (prunes) improve bone health, researchers from San Diego State University and Florida State University used data collected from a previous 12-month clinical trial that compared the bone-protective effects of dried plums and dried apples. Results from this clinical trial confirmed the bone-protective properties of dried plums, and several animal studies have also supported this finding. However, the mechanisms by which dried plums impart their bone-protective properties remain unclear.

"While it is difficult to identify the exact mechanism behind dried plums' positive effect on bones, this study identified three potential pathways for the mechanism behind the effect of dried plums on bone resorption and bone formation," explains Dr. Shirin Hooshmand, PhD, Assistant Professor Department of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences at San Diego State University. "We are excited to continue to apply the results of this study to future research that may help us to determine the exact link between dried plums and healthy bones."

During the original 12-month clinical trial, which was published in 2011 in the British Journal of Nutrition, 160 osteopenic, postmenopausal women were randomly assigned to eat either 100 grams dried plums (about 10 dried plums) daily or 75 grams dried apple daily. Each participant also received 500 milligrams of calcium plus a daily vitamin D supplement (400 international units). The results indicated that the group that consumed dried plums had significantly higher bone mineral density in the ulna (one of two long bones in the forearm) and spine, in comparison with the group that ate dried apples.

This, according to study author and researcher Dr. Bahram H. Arjmandi, PhD, RD, Florida State University's Margaret A. Sitton Professor of the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences and Director of the Center for Advancing Exercise and Nutrition Research on Aging (CAENRA) in the College of Human Sciences, was due, in part, to the ability of dried plums to suppress the rate of bone resorption, or the breakdown of bone, which tends to exceed the rate of new bone growth as people age.

"Nature has created dried plums to be unique in nutrient composition. They really are the whole package," explains Dr. Arjmandi. "In more than 15 years of research, I have never seen a fruit like dried plums. Research suggests that dried plums may actually help to regenerate bone in people who have experienced bone loss. This is a serious issue for men and women alike, and dried plums continue to show promising results in the prevention and reversal of bone loss."

Results of additional animal studies which measured effects on bone mineral density are consistent, showing strong supporting evidence of an effect of dried plums on bone mineral density and/or markers of bone turnover. Collectively, both the human and animal studies indicate that adding dried plums to the diet may be an effective way to help support healthy bones.

Research also suggests dried plums may support heart health and digestive health and may improve satiety:

>>Dried plums help manage weight through improved satiety, perhaps by producing lower glucose and/or appetite-regulating hormone concentrations.
>>Dried plums reduce LDL cholesterol in both animals and humans.
>>Dried plums promote digestive health and are palatable and more effective than psyllium for the treatment of mild to moderate constipation, and should be considered as first-line therapy.
>>Dried plums are considered a low-glycemic index (GI) food, which means they are likely more satiating than high-GI foods and do not cause a large rise and fall in blood glucose levels and insulin response after a meal.

The original 12-month clinical study published in 2011 was funded by the National Research Initiative of the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service. The California Dried Plum Board provided some funding for the study, as well as dried plums for participants.

Source: California Dried Plum Board,