Carpal Tunnel in Lexington KY

chiropractic care helps patients with carpal tunnel syndrome

You use your hands all day, every day, so pain in them is particularly debilitating. Just as nerves in your back can become pinched and irritated, so can the median nerve in the carpal tunnel space of your hands. Many people seek surgical treatment for carpal tunnel in Lexington KY, but significant relief is never guaranteed when this route is taken. For this reason, more people are taking a more conservative, holistic approach to this condition.

Here, we’ll take you through everything you need to know about this painful condition and ways you can treat it with help from Pelphrey Chiropractic.

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Lexington KY?

Carpal tunnel pain is caused by pressure being placed on the median nerve. The carpal tunnel is a narrow pathway surrounded by bones and ligaments on the palm side of your hand. Many factors can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome, including the anatomy of your wrist, other existing health problems, and repetitive motions, such as typing or working on an assembly line. Often, it’s a combination of risk factors and conditions, as opposed to one single thing that causes the syndrome.

Other risk factors include your sex. Women tend to have smaller carpal tunnel pathways to begin with, which can increase risk. Being overweight can also put you at higher risk as excess body weight puts more stress on all tendons and joints. Inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, or nerve-damaging conditions, like diabetes, can also increase your risk of developing this painful condition.


The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome tend to begin gradually and increase over time. Symptoms can include tingling and numbness in your fingers and hand. The sensations usually affect the thumb, first, middle and ring fingers, but leave the little finger unaffected.

A feeling similar to an electric shock is also common, as is a notable weakness. You may notice the weak feeling when attempting to grip something firmly, such as a phone or steering wheel. You may drop items more frequently, which can be attributed to weakness of the thumb’s pinching muscles which are also controlled by the median nerve.


Chiropractic care is a realistic treatment to carpal tunnel relief. Weekly chiropractic adjustments can help relieve any pain or pressure on your nerves. Time frames for pain relief and healing are different for every person and can depend on the underlying causes of sciatic nerve pain, general health of the person, etc. While our goal is to help relieve pain as quickly as possible, every healing process is different. We can help give you the tools to prevent further injury as well as recommend stretches and treatments at home. Our ultimate goal is to determine the root issue of your pain and come up with carpal tunnel relief and a plan to find relief for sciatic nerve pain.

Diagnosis & Treatment

We will ask you a variety of questions and perform a few tests prior to making a diagnosis. We will want to know about the history of your symptoms and will perform a physical examination of the hand and wrist. Simply bending the wrist or pressing on the median nerve is frequently enough to trigger the sensations of carpal tunnel syndrome. An ultrasound can be helpful to see if your median nerve is being compressed.

It is vital to begin treating your symptoms as soon as possible. We encourage you to use noninvasive treatments first, such as using a wrist splint to support the hand and wrist muscles. We can also ensure your spine is properly aligned which will make the compression of your median nerve less likely, or less severe. We will work with you to determine what treatment plan is best suited to your needs and symptoms. This plan may include special stretches for the hands and wrist and/or taking NSAID pain relievers. We take your carpal tunnel pain and carpal tunnel syndrome treatment seriously and will do everything we can to provide you with relief from your symptoms.

Contact Us

Are you suffering from pain or weakness in your hands? Call us today at (859) 296-4889 or schedule an evaluation. We offer treatment for various conditions that cause pain in your body, including carpal tunnel syndrome. We are located in Lexington, KY, and serve the surrounding areas.

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8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

2:00pm - 6:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday & Sunday

Pelphrey Chiropractic

616 Wellington Way Suite A
Lexington, KY 40503

Call: (859) 296-4889
Text: (859) 407-7486