The answer to this is very simple. People who start visiting the Chiropractor regularly begin to see it a bit like exercising, or eating a good diet. Do you ever have to stop exercising? You can stop exercising but you will lose your fitness and your quality of life will suffer. For people who see Chiropractors regularly, chiropractors help them to manage their spine throughout their life. As I have mentioned in previous blogs, how you age physically depends a lot on structure and weight bearing. Chiropractic helps you to maintain good structure which helps you maintain the best quality of life that you can. The reason people decide to keep seeing the chiropractor is that they know it keeps them doing the things they like, like playing sport or playing with the grand kids, and keeps them feeling their best.
Do you have to keep seeing the chiropractor? No. Chiropractic can be used for crisis care alone – to get you out of pain when you are in pain, but there is no long term benefit to this. And as people who visit the dentist find out pretty quickly – if you keep waiting until you have a hole in your teeth before you do something about it, pretty soon you run out of teeth. The same is true for your back. If you just use Chiropractic for crisis care alone there is a point where chiropractic will have limited effect for your problems.