Meet the Team


Chiropractor Joseph Scota D.C.

Chiropractor Greenville SC Dr Joe Scota

Dr. Joe Scota was born and spent his early years in Philadelphia, PA. His father's job moved them to the Greenville area during Dr. Scota's high school years, and he graduated from Riverside High School in Greer. Initially resisting the move, Dr. Scota has come to know and love the south as home.

After his undergraduate studies, Dr. Scota graduated from Sherman Chiropractic College in 2001, and moved back to the northeast for the early part of his career. After practicing in New York and Pennsylvania, it was the Lord's will that Dr. Scota move to the south once again. While visiting his father in the spring of 2004, it was Dr. Scota's wife, Sybil, who fell in love with the South. At her prompting, and while visiting; Dr. Scota initially met Dr. Popwell through the Christian Chiropractic Association's website. Dr. Popwell and Dr. Scota have been partners at the Popwell-Scota Spine Center since 2005.

Dr. Scota is an avid Martial Artist of 30+ years. Having earned 3rd degree black belts in two different systems, he has over 25 years of teaching experience in the martial arts. In early 2013, Dr. Scota once again put on a white belt and started training in the art of Brazilian Jujitsu, where he is currently a blue belt. The Martial Arts is truly a family affair for the Scotas. Dr. Scota’s wife is a fourth degree black belt, and four of their children are currently training. His father, a fifth degree black belt, has owned and operated Scota Karate Academy in Taylors, SC since 1993. Dr. Scota’s knowledge of physical fitness couples nicely with guiding his patients in stretches and exercises to help rehabilitate their conditions.

Dr. Scota is a:

  • Level I CrossFit Trainer, which allows him to better understand and serve CrossFit athletes.

Additionally, he is a:

  • Level II Full Body Certified Active Release Technique (ART®) provider

His oldest daughter, Amber, is currently serving in the United States Air Force. His wife, Sybil, stays busy every day homeschooling their other children, Lucas, Caleb, Joshua and Jocelyn. She also tutors for two different home school co-ops. Dr. Scota readily admits that his wife, as a homeschooling mom, works harder than he does most days!

Dr. Scota and his family are members of Heritage Bible Church and currently reside in Taylors, SC.

Chiropractor Lee Popwell D.C.

Chiropractor Greenville SC Dr Lee Popwell

Dr. Popwell graduated from National College of Chiropractic in Chicago, Illinois in 1979. After a short internship in Chicago, Illinois and Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Popwell returned to his home town of Jacksonville, Florida and began practicing in Jacksonville Beach in 1980.

He practiced for nearly 20 years with Dr. Gil Brown, who had practiced in Jacksonville Beach since the early 1950s. Dr. Popwell greatly appreciated the wisdom gained from the years of mentoring with Dr. Brown, who had practiced with his father.

Dr. Popwell met Elizabeth in Florida, and they were married in 1987. Since that time the Lord blessed them with three children: Brooks ('88), Lisa ('89), and Ben ('95). The Popwells homeschooled their three children while living in Jacksonville Beach. Seeing the need for Christian schooling to complete their education, they decided to move to Greenville to accomplish this goal through the Bob Jones school system. This move was made in 2003, at which time the Popwell Spine Center was established in Taylors, South Carolina, a suburb of Greenville.

Throughout his career, Dr. Popwell has served the chiropractic needs of many professional golfers. Being a golfer himself, his shared passion for the game, as well as his chiropractic profession, has allowed Dr. Popwell to assist many golfers, both amateur and professional. One of his most unusual venues of treating has been through the locker rooms of both the Players Championship and the Masters, where Dr. Popwell had unique access to the players right on their own turf during those professional events.

The Spine Center was based around a chiropractic family practice that was consistent with Dr. Popwell's conservative healthcare beliefs. As God blessed the practice, the need for another doctor became apparent. It was at this time, through the Christian Chiropractic Association's website, that Dr. Popwell met Dr. Joe Scota from Philadelphia. Not coincidentally, Dr. Scota had once lived in this area and his father was and still is a resident in Taylors, where he owns and operates the Scota Karate Academy.

Dr. Popwell & Dr. Scota established the Popwell•Scota partnership in 2004. Their desire is to work together to provide "Golden Rule" care for their patients centered around hands-on healthcare in a family-practice setting.


Paula Green

Chiropractic Greenville SC Paula GreenPaula has always loved science, so it’s no surprise that she decided to attend nursing school. After receiving a massage as a gift, she decided to pursue a career in massage therapy. During December 2002, she completed her massage therapist training at Greenville Tech. Paula says that, “Massage helps injury, but is best as a tool for overall good health. Relaxed muscles increase blood flow and good blood flow clears out toxins in the body.” Dr. Popwell recruited Paula to join our team when he met her at Hairbenders back in February of 2005. She’s been a joy to have in the office and shows kindness to each patient that she treats. In addition to caring for patients, Paula enjoys cooking, trying a variety of restaurants, cruising, and hiking with her grandkids.

Anna Ludwig

Greenville SC Anna Ludwig Massage Therapist

As the newest member of our team, Anna’s love for massage therapy developed as a young girl. She enjoyed helping her dad by walking on his back and her mom by rubbing her feet. Everyone always told her she gave great back/shoulder massages so she decided if she was still interested she would attend massage therapy school after finishing at the university she was attending. Pursuing her passion, she did go on to graduate from Carolina School of Massage and Wellness Center in March of 2016. Right after graduation she joined our team and has aided so many patients already. Anna acknowledges: “I definitely learned through personal health struggles that massage therapy was a far more beneficial natural option than dealing with pain solely with prescription medication. Massage therapy has transformed my lifestyle.” Anna loves caring for her patients but also enjoys other life things: reading, hiking, writing and biking. She also enjoys some quiet time at Starbucks with a good cup of tea!


Jessica Eisaman - Office Manager

Greenville SC Jessica Office Assistant

Jessica grew up with neck pain, shoulder pain and headaches, so chiropractic care became a regular part of life. Being diagnosed at a young age with a certain type of neck impairment, Jessica quickly felt the benefits of receiving regular chiropractic care. When the opportunity presented itself for Jessica to become a part of our team, she was ecstatic to be able to work for doctors in a field she fully supported. After joining our team in Sept 2014, Jessica learned quickly and was able to fill the need as office manager in May 2015. “I love watching patients over a period of time experience relief from their pain and enjoy life as they were created to enjoy it. I also love working with doctors who care for their patients and are interested in their physical and spiritual well-being.” Jessica has lived in Greenville since 2013 after completing her education. She and her husband, Bill, of 3 years enjoy spending adventurous time together: day trips to the beach, hiking, camping and sight-seeing around the east coast.

Ranya Huffman

Greenville SC Ranya Office Assistant

Ranya is the veteran of our office and has been a key team member since July 2009. Being a working mom, Ranya has experienced the huge health benefits of chiropractic care for herself and her family. “I appreciate working in an atmosphere where the doctors seek to honor God in their care for patients. I love interacting with patients and also working with such sweet ladies.” Ranya is also a veteran of Greenville, having lived here for 28 years. She and her husband, Steven, faithfully attend Morningside Baptist Church where he serves as Assistant Pastor. They have three beautiful children, Ashlyn who is a sophomore at Bob Jones University, and Austin and Autum who attend Bob Jones Academy. Ranya cherishes time spent together as a family and also enjoys reading ,cooking and decorating.

Debbie Pendell

After receiving years of chiropractic care, working in this office seemed a natural fit for Debbie who joined our family in 2018. "There's nothing like chiropractic maintenance to keep you healthy. I'm always amazed at how a correctly aligned spine sets up the human body for healing and then for staying healthy."

A native of North Carolina, Debbie is happy to be back in the South after 25+ years in the Mid-west. Greenville has been her home for the last nine years.

Debbie's husband Paul keeps busy working as a pastor in Greer, and Debbie is busy keeping up with him, three grown sons, and three grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, entertaining, decorating, and just being creative wherever she can find a project. "I definitely need a project more than a project needs me."



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Popwell-Scota Spine Center
107 Pelham Commons Boulevard
Greenville, SC 29615
(864) 244-2220