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What is EMG / Electromyography?

Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostics procedure used to assess muscles’ health and the nerve cells that control them (motor neurons).


The EMG test involves placing electrodes on the skin over the tested muscles. The electrical activity of the muscles is then recorded.

EMG results can be normal, or they may show evidence of muscle damage or disease. Motor neuron diseases like ALS can also be diagnosed with EMG.

The Fusion Diagnostics Center offers EMG testing as well as other diagnostics services. We are committed to providing our patients with the best possible care.

Procedure of EMG

Electromyography (EMG) test is a diagnostics procedure to assess the health of muscles and the nerve cells that control them (motor neurons).

The test is performed by inserting thin needles (electrodes) into the muscle tissue. The electrical activity of the muscle is then recorded on a computer.

EMG tests can diagnose various conditions, including muscular dystrophy, pinched nerves, and herniated disks. We can also use them to determine whether surgery is necessary to treat a condition.

The procedure is generally safe and well tolerated by patients. There may be some discomfort from the needle insertions, but this should resolve within a few days.