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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

Anyone who has had insomnia—temporarily or chronically—knows how desperate a person can become for a full night’s sleep. Insomnia can wreak havoc on your life. It can cause depression and weight gain, and lead to a plethora of other health complications. No wonder so many busy, stressed-out, overworked Americans reach for prescription sleep aids just to get a night of rest. What they don’t realize is that sleep aids often end up turning into a vicious cycle.

The last thing an insomniac needs is a drug.


It can actually be dangerous for a person suffering from lack of sleep to take a drug that knocks her out, because insomnia can be the result of an underlying problem, such as sleep apnea. During a sleep apnea episode, in which you temporarily stop breathing while asleep, you will wake yourself up, gasping for air. If you’ve taken a medication that completely conks you out, you will be less able to wake yourself up when you need air. For this reason, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a division of the National Institutes of Health, recommends people with sleep apnea never take sedatives for sleep.

Moreover, sleep drugs were not designed for extended use. To begin with, the ingredients in these products are simply not healthful; and you are subjecting yourself to potential side effects. You may find yourself shaking uncontrollably, experiencing unusual dreams, developing headaches or suffering from heartburn.

Instead of turning to a sleep drug for relief, try taking these steps to get to the bottom of—and conquer—your insomnia.

1. Schedule an appointment with your primary care physician to get tested for sleep apnea or other sleep disorders that may be causing insomnia.

2. Make sure you’re not unwittingly keeping yourself awake at night with technology. If you keep your smartphone by your bed at night, the constant ping of emails or texts, as well as the bright light from the screen, can disturb your sleep. Turn off your phone, or put it in another room. Keep your TV off, too. If you’re tempted to watch television to make yourself drowsy, read a book instead; TV provides too much stimulation. 

3. If you have a snack in the evening, eat it at least two hours before bedtime; or earlier if you tend to suffer from heartburn. It’s also smart to avoid caffeine and alcohol during the four to six hours prior to bedtime, as both can be disruptive to sleep.

4. Keep your bedroom surroundings serene. Decorate your room with cool colors such as blues and greens, and keep it as dark as possible at night.5. If all else fails and you do feel the need to add a sleep aid, try something all-natural that doesn’t require a prescription. Some natural sleep aids actually contain vitamins, so you can get needed nutrients in addition to relaxation.

Once you take these steps toward getting a healthful night’s sleep, you’ll gradually notice a difference and hopefully will start enjoying deep, restful sleep again.

About the Author

Rob Brough is CEO and CMO of Classic SleepCare LLC (www.classicsleepcare.com), a sleep wellness company with operations in 29 states. It works solely with patients who have been prescribed positive airway pressure therapy for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. 

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