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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.

Weightloss & wellness

Belltown Weightloss & Wellness is a physician supervised 4-phase weight loss and complete lifestyle program. Your coach will help you lose weight, reach your ideal weight goal, and educate you on exactly what to eat to maintain your new weight and improved health to help you keep off the weight and continue living a healthier life.
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Our Seattle Chiropractors & Doctor

Dr. Scott Mindel

Dr. Scott Mindel

Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Gion Monn

Dr. Gion Monn

Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Julie Sutton

Dr. Julie Sutton

Naturopathic Doctor / Licensed Acupuncturist
Dr. Nolan Deatherage

Dr. Nolan Deatherage

Doctor of Chiropractic

Have you ever heard someone say: “I control my migraines. My migraines don’t control me.”

For most people, that seems completely unattainable. Do you ever feel like migraines just happen, with no rhyme or reason?.  Many people simply feel unlucky, and suffer excruciating pain as a chronic fact of life.

Turns out, controlling your migraines IS possible.

The best home remedy for headache relief is found in making lifestyle changes.  Locating and controlling common reasons for migraines mean you can reduce the duration and frequency of your migraines.

Triggers can include alcohol, certain food and beverages (especially caffeine), changes in weather, bright lights, certain medications (such as birth control), noise, smells, smoking, and stress.

Understanding dietary, environmental, and personal triggers is the first step toward taking control of your migraines.

Lets break them down:

Alcohol

Alcohol can trigger two types of migraines: an attack within a few hours and a delayed attack, such as a hangover. Attacks which happen within a few hours, typically start between 30 minutes and 3 hours after your first drink. While some studies show red wine is more frequently a trigger than other alcoholic beverages, they are inconclusive. If you choose to drink, it’s strongly recommended you take note of how different alcohols affect you personally.

Foods and Beverages

There is no concrete evidence as to which foods and beverages trigger migraines, but some are more commonly considered triggers than others. Aged cheese, for example, is often considered a trigger. Additionally, caffeinated drinks, such as coffee, are also a common trigger. Surprisingly though, you’re more likely to get a headache after the caffeine wears off, not while you are drinking it. As with alcohol, paying attention to how your diet affects you personally is extremely important to controlling your migraines.

Changes in the Weather

For some people, changes in the weather can cause imbalances in the brain’s chemicals. This can include serotonin, which can prompt a migraine.

Bright Lights

Studies show bright lights are a trigger for 30 to 60 percent of migraine sufferers. This is particularly true of florescent lights. Additionally, during a migraine bright lights can be extremely painful to patients.

Medications

Several medications have been attributed to the onset of migraines in patients. Birth control is one of the most common. Typically, those who are affected by birth control find their attacks seem to occur during the last week of their cycle.

Noise

Roughly three quarters of migraine sufferers complain of sensitivity to sound. The kind of noise varies widely from extremely loud bass tones to quieter, less invasive notes. In extreme cases, some migraine sufferers experience temporary hearing loss.

Smells

Strong scents, such as perfume, can often trigger a migraine. While the exact cause is unknown, such strong scents may activate the nose’s nerve cells. This in turn stimulates the nervous system associated with pain in your head.

Smoking

Just as with other stimulants such as alcohol and caffeine, tobacco is a common migraine trigger. This is true for both the smoker and the non-smoker in the area.

Stress

Stress and anxiety are one of the most common migraine triggers. While big life events such as getting married and having a baby can cause high stress levels, studies show day-to-day stress most commonly brings on migraines.

Check back for Home Remedies for Headache Relief (Part 2) where we’ll explore specific lifestyle changes you can make.

It’s time to start controlling your migraines, rather than letting your migraines control you.

Have you ever heard someone say: “I control my migraines. My migraines don’t control me.”

For most people, that seems completely unattainable. Do you ever feel like migraines just happen, with no rhyme or reason?.  Many people simply feel unlucky, and suffer excruciating pain as a chronic fact of life.

Turns out, controlling your migraines IS possible.

The best home remedy for headache relief is found in making lifestyle changes.  Locating and controlling common reasons for migraines mean you can reduce the duration and frequency of your migraines.

Triggers can include alcohol, certain food and beverages (especially caffeine), changes in weather, bright lights, certain medications (such as birth control), noise, smells, smoking, and stress.

Understanding dietary, environmental, and personal triggers is the first step toward taking control of your migraines.

Lets break them down:

Alcohol

Alcohol can trigger two types of migraines: an attack within a few hours and a delayed attack, such as a hangover. Attacks which happen within a few hours, typically start between 30 minutes and 3 hours after your first drink. While some studies show red wine is more frequently a trigger than other alcoholic beverages, they are inconclusive. If you choose to drink, it’s strongly recommended you take note of how different alcohols affect you personally.

Foods and Beverages

There is no concrete evidence as to which foods and beverages trigger migraines, but some are more commonly considered triggers than others. Aged cheese, for example, is often considered a trigger. Additionally, caffeinated drinks, such as coffee, are also a common trigger. Surprisingly though, you’re more likely to get a headache after the caffeine wears off, not while you are drinking it. As with alcohol, paying attention to how your diet affects you personally is extremely important to controlling your migraines.

Changes in the Weather

For some people, changes in the weather can cause imbalances in the brain’s chemicals. This can include serotonin, which can prompt a migraine.

Bright Lights

Studies show bright lights are a trigger for 30 to 60 percent of migraine sufferers. This is particularly true of florescent lights. Additionally, during a migraine bright lights can be extremely painful to patients.

Medications

Several medications have been attributed to the onset of migraines in patients.Birth control is one of the most common. Typically, those who are affected by birth control find their attacks seem to occur during the last week of their cycle.

Noise

Roughly three quarters of migraine sufferers complain of sensitivity to sound. The kind of noise varies widely from extremely loud bass tones to quieter, less invasive notes. In extreme cases, some migraine sufferers experience temporary hearing loss.

Smells

Strong scents, such as perfume, can often trigger a migraine. While the exact cause is unknown, such strong scents may activate the nose’s nerve cells. This in turn stimulates the nervous system associated with pain in your head.

Smoking

Just as with other stimulants such as alcohol and caffeine, tobacco is a common migraine trigger. This is true for both the smoker and the non-smoker in the area.

Stress

Stress and anxiety are one of the most common migraine triggers. While big life events such as getting married and having a baby can cause high stress levels, studies show day-to-day stress most commonly brings on migraines.

Check back for Home Remedies for Headache Relief (Part 2) where we’ll explore specific lifestyle changes you can make.

It’s time to start controlling your migraines, rather than letting your migraines control you.

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