EMG Testing

Computerized Nerve Scan

Surface electromyography (SEMG) is an electrical recording of muscle activity that aids in detecting abnormal nervous system function, not seen on X-ray’s or MRI’s. These disturbances lead to muscle tension and the computerized scan helps locate areas of spinal dysfunction.  If as little as one vertebrae or as many as several vertebrae are out of place, nerve function may be significantly disturbed.  This will cause abnormal electrical currents in the muscles, which alters muscle contraction and activity.  SEMG can determine whether a particular muscle is responding appropriately to stimulation and relaxation.

The computerized spinal nerve scan is a test of the motor system and will help identify abnormalities of nerves or spinal nerve roots that may be associated with pain, numbness or a specific illness.