Electromyography (EMG) equipment evaluates muscle tension through sensors that are placed over the head, neck, and facial pain areas. The data on muscle tension allows your doctor, Dr. Powell, to determine if the problem is ascending up the spinal cord from below the neck, or if the problem is descending. This distinction can be crucial in effectively correcting posture problems that are either the origin or effect of the TMJ disorders. Specialized EMG equipment precisely locates and records your physiologic, balanced muscle joint position so that Dr. Powell can create an orthotic to meet your body’s specific needs and align your jaw to your head and neck. We invite you to contact our Boise office today for more information on how EMG helps us treat TMJ disorders.