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Logan Basic Technique

At CORE Health Centers, we utilize different techniques and methods for performing chiropractic adjustments. One of those techniques is the Logan Basic Technique, which uses the muscular structure which surrounds the sacrum as a lever to balance the complete spinal structure. The Logan Basic technique is a very low force chiropractic adjustment treatment involves the muscular structure that surrounds the sacrum and is used as a lever system. The Logan Basic Chiropractic Technique treats the muscles that control spinal balance in order to release this tension. Logan basic technique is based on the theory that soft-tissue therapies, when applied with extremely light pressure, are more helpful in relaxing the tissues when compared to deeper pressures commonly used in other soft tissue therapies such as massage.

What is the Logan Basic Technique?

Logan Basic Technique commonly comprises of treating muscles of the back and pelvis using very light pressures to alleviate tension and improve balance of the spine. To perform the Logan Basic technique, a CORE Health Centers’ chiropractor applies light pressure on a leverage spot on the sacral bone while the patient is in a face down position on a drop table. Supplementary contacts at different points in the spine or along some particular muscles such as the piriformis can also be used. The chiropractor will then hold this pressure for a few minutes as they use the other hand to rub the back muscles to release tension. This causes the entire spine to move toward balance. The light pressure that is applied allows the muscles to relax. The Logan Basic technique is a very gentle, but extremely effective, chiropractic treatment.

The Logan Basic Technique & Pregnancy

The Logan Basic technique is often used successfully to treat women during their entire pregnancy and labor. Pregnant women may experience uncomfortable symptoms such as tightness and pain in their hips and lumbar and gluteal muscles. This treatment can reduce some pain symptoms and help the pelvic function correctly. The table used to give the treatment is a high-low table which is very comfortable and safe. Procedures that are used include piriformis contact, sacral unlock and the main contact called apex. The apex contact is meant to establish proper sacral alignment. Perineal contact is used starting at the fifth month to improve muscle tone in the pelvic muscles which helps with a healthy delivery.

At CORE Health Centers, we provide chiropractic solutions for a wide variety of pain, chronic pain, and other related symptoms. Our techniques used in our chiropractic adjustments services, including the Logan Basic technique, are designed to provide a non-narcotic, non-surgical solutions to pain relief. If your daily life is being affected by symptoms from an auto accident, stress, or other chronic pains, the team at CORE Health Centers of Ashland KY is here to help you find relief and get you on the road to a pain free life.


When a patient has a subluxation, chiropractic adjustment can be used to correct the misalignment, which in turn helps enhance joint mobility, reduce pain, reduce muscle spasm, and reduce nerve irritation or impingement. At CORE Health Centers, patients are able to receive full evaluations, diagnostic testing, x-rays, treatments, therapies, and more all in one convenient location. Don’t suffer needlessly. If you suffer with any painful conditions, we strongly suggest that you schedule a complete pain assessment at any one of our convenient CORE Health Centers of Ashland KY location today.