Site build it review

Site build it review assesses the affect SBI has had on my life and practice as a chiropractor.

Shakespeare wrote once that there is a tide in the affairs of men that, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.

Ebb and flood are quite normal in the lives of humans, and so it was with my mine; reaching the end of my professional career as a chiropractor, looking for a new challenge, a nephew suggested I started a website.

Me start a website? I knew absolutely nothing about the jargon; I didn't even know the difference between html and http!

Approaching 60 years of age, start a website? That was preposterous.

Yet, having written three chiropractic books, I was needing a vehicle to market them. Shouldn't I rather hire consultants who would do a professional job?

An expert in web design, my nephew ignored my protestations and told me about Site build it; the company that enables unskilled people develop something that would draw traffic; lots of it if you do it right.

And so I find myself 10 years down the line with Chiropractic-Help.com that is in the top 0,4% of all 70 million websites, drawing half a million hits a month.


Win Win

This site build it review evaluates the win win that I have experienced.


After 35 years in practice, there aren't too many musculoskeletal conditions, and a fair number of medical conundrums that haven't consulted me at my chiropractic coalface. Lacking the strength to cope with forty odd patients a day any longer, I was looking for a quieter life, yet one where I could use my considerable experience to help others in need.

Facing three score and ten, on one of my last orbits of the sun, my mind was focused on other agendas; and Site build it became the vehicle that enabled me to do it. 

I'll say it up front. I didn't start Chiropractic Help to make money; yes, I was hoping to sell a few books, but my desire was to help others in difficulties by explaining in terms the layperson would understand what was behind the tingling in their arms and hands, or how to manage a serious slipped disc and avoid surgery, for example.

Yet, to my astonishment, Chiropractic Help has provided me with a steady income, far in excess of my expectation. SBI affirmed my belief that chasing after the elusive dollar can be an extremely frustrating thing; yet, by providing an honest service, the rewards came naturally.


Site build it review

Site build it review looks at how a person with zero website building skills has got into the top 0.4% on the net.

So, with absolutely no skills in web design, SBI has enabled me to build what is perhaps the biggest site in the chiropractic world; if not the biggest, certainly it's up there in the top ten. What's more, I did it all on my own, with no team behind me; that's why the company has repositioned itself as Solo Build it.

Like most things in life, success doesn't come easily. It's meant a lot of hard work; apart from the financial success, stretching my aging brain has done wonders in keeping the Alzheimer's lurgy at bay, something we all fear; and for good reason.

The instruction manuals are top notch; they got me started, step by step on this journey; ten years is a good chunk of one's life. I wouldn't have done it otherwise, knowing what I do now.

Not that I haven't had my gripes about SBI; at last they have fixed the ezine programme that I use to send out monthly newsletters.


The SBI community

One of the best parts is the SBI community; they are incredibly supporting and helpful. Whenever I've been stuck, there have been folk who willingly give of the time to make suggestions. I couldn't have done it without them.


In short

In short, I can in this Solo Build It review, happily endorse this company; one other remarkable feature is they charge no more now than they did ten years ago when I started with Chiropractic-Help.com.

I have no idea what other companies providing a similar service there are out there, better or worse, but I for one am well satisfied with SBI.


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Interesting challenges of the day

1. Mr S is a 76 year old man with neck pain of some 9 months duration. Luckily, most of the discomfort is upper cervical which is only rarely arthritic; his lower cervical spine is a degenerative mess that I've left alone. After seven treatments his pain and stiffness is 50 percent better, and he's happy in the circumstances. He can sleep through the night now and that makes a huge difference.

2. Mr P is 32 year old man with very severe lower back pain radiating to the big toe which is 30 percent numb. He had an episode three weeks ago, took anti inflammatories and was soon better as is typical of the medial disc herniation. But before it healed, after a trivia it came roaring back, much worse. The characteristic crossed sign was evident; sitting in a chair, straightening the right leg provoked severe left back pain and tingling in the leg. He's doing well.

3. Severe lower back pain is scary; just ask Mrs P. Just watching her get out of the car I she was in trouble; she had a slipped disc at L4 making her lean towards the opposite side; luckily she had no pain in the leg. Despite family pressure that this was far too severe for a chiropractor, she persevered. Within five days she was standing upright, and after two weeks almost painfree. 

Despite a hectic job, she wisely took my advice and stayed home for what I call exercising bed rest.

4. Mr S has had lower back, groin and back of thigh and calf pain for fourth months.

He has a pincer deformity in the hip causing the stabs in the groin, and a degenerative facet causing the sciatica. Both are responding well to chiropractic and he's well pleased; sixty five percent better after three treatments.

5. Mr T is a wise man; he's taken a warning TIA seriously and has lost 15 pounds, and has at least as much again to lose. A change to a low starch diet and half hour daily walk has made the difference; but the walking is making his foot and back miserable. The expensive orthotic is hopeless; luckily his hips and back are fine, but he needs a simple heel lift.

6. I too have had serious lower back issues, luckily fixed by my own chiropractor; so I too have to do my exercises, take care when lifting supers full of honey, gardening and using the chainsaw. Regaining the function of your spine is just as important as the pain.

7. My own granddaughter, only 7 is hypermobile giving her pelvic, knee and ankle issues. Xrays show a mildly dysplastic hip. Years ago we would have called it growing pains. She too regularly needs chiropractic care and luckily responds well. Increased range of motion is more difficult than too stiff in my opinion. Our care is for kids too.

8. This 65 year old lady is a serious gardener; every day she is bending, lifting and digging for 2 to 3 hours a day. It regularly catches her in the sacroiliac joint, so she has a treatment once a month that sorts it out. She does her lower back exercises faithfully.

9. This 88 year old lady is an inspiration; every day she is busy in the community. With a nasty scoliosis she manages very well with a chiropractic adjustment every six weeks and exercises faithfully done.  

10. Mr X is a 71 year old retired man who wants to continue with maintenance care every six to eight weeks; he had suffered from two years of lower back pain when he first came a year ago. He has no discomfort now after 8 chiropractic treatments, but is aware that danger lurks.

11. Mrs C has been having severe headaches, and taking a lot of analgesics. It's a non complicated upper cervical facet syndrome, and she's doing well.

12. Mr D is a 38 old year man with chronic shoulder pain after a rotator cuff tear playing cricket. It responded well to treatment, but he knows he must do his exercises every day; for two years he couldn't sleep on that shoulder.

13. Mr D, a 71 year old man, has a severe ache in the shoulder and midback since working above his head. Trapped nerve tests are negative but he has advanced degenerative joints of Luschka; after just two treatments he is 50 percent better. Can we reach 90?

And so the day goes; chiropractors shouldn't be treating the elderly most medical sites state but that's so much bunkum.



Have a problem that's not getting better? Looking for a different slant on your pain? Want to pose a question?


Interesting questions from visitors

CLS writes:

Greetings, Dr B.
You helped me quite some time back with a soothing and professional response which turned out to be exactly correct. I now consult a local chiropractor. You write a superb newsletter, too.

Your own unresolved problem. Pose a question

Knowing that up to 70% of the time the correct diagnosis is made with no examination, no special tests, no xrays, but just from the history, there's a fair chance I can add some insight to your unresolved problem. But at least 30% of the time, I may be quite wrong! Give plenty of detail if you want a sensible reply.


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