I hear, "Once you go to the chiropractor you have to go forever." Is this true?

No. There are a few points to keep in mind though. Many people do like to be adjusted and are happy to return to their chiropractor because they feel better after being treated. Also, if your complaint arises from long work hours, weakness in postural muscles, repetitive activities or other causative factors that are not changed after a course of treatment, then the complaint may return and require further treatment. However, many find that proper stretches and exercises on a regular basis can help to maintain the mobility and/or stability of the joints and therefore lessen the need for frequent treatment.