Repetitive Somatosensory Stimulation


epetitive Peripheral Somatosensory Stimulation (RPSS) is just one of the innovative therapies offered by Missouri Brain & Spine. RPSS is utilizes in treatment regimens designed to improve nervous system function. As a type of sensory stimulation therapy, RPSS is utilized to aid in the recovery of a patient’s loss of normal somatosensory system function as a consequence of cerebrovascular accident (stroke) or cognitive aging.

The somatosensory system is the portion of the sensory system that relies on touch to experience sensation; sensations of pain, pressure and vibration are all somatosensory experiences. This therapy relies on repetitive low-dose electrical stimulation to try to recover sensory loss and, ultimately, to stimulate the senses sufficiently to cause changes in the brain.