There is nothing unique about Chiropractic, in this regard, compared to any other healthy lifestyle choice. It is advisable to continue under the guidance and treatment of a doctor of Chiropractic throughout your life, just as it is advisable to continue a healthy physical fitness program thorough out your life. However, there is nothing generally detrimental about leaving active care once your health care goals have been achieved.
Keep in mind that the analogy above is true to a much deeper degree as well. If, after you achieve your physical fitness goals and then stop participating in a structured physical fitness program, you are likely to lose some of your hard-earned achievements by falling back into poor habits and poor lifestyle choices. This is also true about Chiropractic care. An important thing to note for both of these endeavors, is that they should each be approached based on your changing goals and personal needs. For example, if you make profitable lifestyle and health choices, (you eat well, regularly get plenty of rest, and have a healthy stress level), you probably don't need much structured physical fitness time to maintain a good body weight and maintain a good immune system. On the other hand, if all the above is true and you also want to run the New York Marathon then you will require a much greater amount of time and effort devoted to structured physical fitness. This is equally true about Chiropractic.