Laypersons commonly believe the misconception that traditional chiropractic is habit forming. People tend to think of all healthcare professions in the same way. Within the profession of medicine, there are obviously many pharmaceutical products that are utilized when treating various diseases. Many of these products are dangerous chemicals that are habit forming. Because these chemicals are quite dangerous, drug treatments often require constant supervision by medical specialists.
Chiropractic is a drugless healthcare profession and unlike many traditional medical procedures, there is absolutely nothing addictive about chiropractic care. Patients that visit chiropractors, to get their spines checked for vertebral subluxations, often choose to maintain a long term professional relationship with their doctors. Chiropractic is a preventive healthcare practice and when patients learn about the many benefits that are associated with being under the care of a chiropractor, it is not uncommon for these individuals to maintain a regular program of lifetime care.
A patient’s decision to routinely remain under chiropractic care is often perceived by others in the community as something that is addictive. Hence, the stereotypical habit forming label is often unfairly placed on the chiropractic profession.